M. Josef Welwitsch, 1869
Namibia, South Africa
Medium - Maximum
- Pale Pink
This member of the Pedaliaceae family was
given this name by Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch in 1869. It is found in
south western Africa, more specific Angola, Namibia and South Africa, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The
fatten stem can reach 30 to 60 centimetres in diameter, the flat bush can
reach 150 or even 300 centimetres in height and a couple of metres in diameter.
The flowers are from white to pale pink.
The genera name means 'Sesamun
bush' a member of the same family. The species is named after the Benguella
Current, passing southern Africa on the western coast.