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Monsonia flavescens

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A fine plant by Vered A. Mann.

Flowering plant in culture by Vered A. Mann.

Author: Focke Albers, 1996
Origin:  Namibia, North-West South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Whitish - Light Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Sarcocaulon flavescens, S.E.A.Rehm, 1935

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Focke Albers in 1996. It is found in Namibia and north-western South Africa, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The branches will grow up to three centimetres thick, and the whole plant up to 40 centimetres tall. The flower are from almost white to light yellow.

The genera is named for Lady Ann Monson, 18th century plant collector on the Cape of Good Hope and in Bengal. The species name means 'yellowish' or 'becoming yellow'.

This is a winter-grower.