Edmund Gilbert Baker, 1899
South + East Ethiopia,
Purple - Mauve - Pink
Pterodiscus ruspolii, Engler?
Pterodiscus ruspolii var. roseus, Chiov.
Pterodiscus purpureus, Chiov.
This member of the
was given this name by Edmund Gilbert Baker in 1899. It is found in south and
eastern Ethiopia and north-western Somalia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and
some sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire
to 45 centimetres in height. The flowers are shades of purple and pink to mauve with a
The genera name from Latin
ptero; 'winged' and Latin discus; 'disc'. The species
name after the edge of the seeds.