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Author:  Nicholas Edward Brown, 1906
Origin:  Botswana, Southern Mozambique, Namibia, Northern South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3-10 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow - Red - Dark Red / Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pterodiscus luridus, Hook.f. ?

This member of the Pedaliaceae family was described by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1906. It is found in Botswana, southern Mozambique, Namibia, northern South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a semi-drained soil with some water and sun. The stem will grow from three to ten centimetres, the branches reaches op to 30 centimetres. The flowers wary from yellow to yellow/dark red. It can be reproduced both by cuttings and seeds.

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

Photo: Maddy Lehmann.