by Robert V. Bittersdorff in Tanzania.
caudex in Malawi by Mike Bingham, Zambiaflora.com.
|Author: ||Thomas Kirk, 1864|
Angola, Botswana, Congo, Tanzania,
Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zaire, Zimbabwe|
Sand - Mix|
10-30 Centimetres |
|Names: || |
Walleria angolensis, Baker.|
Walleria nutans, T. Kirk, 1864 =
Walleria mackenziei var. nutans, Baker, 1879.
This member of the
Tecophilaeaceae family was given this name by Thomas Kirk in 1864. It is
found in Angola, Botswana, Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia,
South Africa, Zambia Zaire and Zimbabwe, growing in a sandy or other well
drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to three
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from ten to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are pale blue.
The genera name after Horace Waller, a
19th century missionary in central Africa. The species name after Bishop Mackenzie,
who was stationed at a mission in Malawi.
Grown as a crop in Malawi, photo by
Nicholas Wightman, Zambiaflora.com.