Gustav Adolf Engler, 1897
Ethiopia, Northern Kenya, Tanzania
Sesamothamnus erlangeri Engl. 1902.
smithii Bak. ex Stapf, 1906.
This member of the Pedaliaceae family was
given this name by Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler in 1897. It is found in
Ethiopia, Tanzania, Somalia and northern Kenya, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow
to 28 centimetres in diameter and reach a height of two to six
metres. The flowers are white to brownish white with a reddish
The genera name
means 'Sesamun bush' a member of the same family. The species name
is named after Domenico Riva, 1856-1895, an Italian explorer and