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Pterodiscus makatiniensis

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Photo might be by Specks.

Photo by Ralph Peckover.

Author: Ralph Peckover, 2016
Origin:  Makatini Flata; NE KwaZulu-Natal; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Yellow / Dark Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Pedaliaceae family was given this name by Ralph Peckover in 2016. It is found in Makatini Flata in north-eastern KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter, although some multi-branched might reach 15 centimetres, the entire plant grow to 15 centimetres in height. The flowers are pale yellow with a slightly darker throat.

The genera name from Latin ptero; 'winged' and Latin discus; 'disc'. The species name after the area it was found in; Makatini Flata.