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Monsonia salmoniflora

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South African plant, flower and fruit.

Namibian plants.

Author: Focke Albers, 1996
Origin:  Southern Namibia, Cape Province + Free State; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Pink - Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Bushmans Candle
Synonyms:  Sarcocaulon salmoniflorum R.O.Moffett, 1979.
Monsonia apiculata, E.Mey.
Monsonia macilenta, E.Mey.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Focke Albers in 1996. It is found in southern Namibia and the Cape Province in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The stems will grow up to five centimetres in diameter and 40 centimetres long. The flowers are from pale yellow to pale pink.

The genera is named for Lady Ann Monson, 18th century plant collector on the Cape of Good Hope and in Bengal. The species name for its salmon-coloured flowers.

This is a winter-grower.