|Author: ||Otto Stapf
Medium - Maximum
Harpagophytum peltatum, John Gilbert Baker, 1890.
Uncaria peltata, (Baker) Kuntze?
This member of the Pedaliaceae family was
given this name by Otto Stapf in 1895. It is found in northern to
western Madagascar, growing in a rich and well
drained soil with quite some water water and some sun. The swollen
stem can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter and reach for one
to three metres. The flowers are yellow.
The genera is named for the
Uncarina tribe of Madagascar. The species name means 'round
shield', referring to shape of leaf and position of stalk in centre
of the leaf.