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Photo by
Thomas Müller.

Photo by
Thomas Müller.

Author:  William Jackson Hooker, 1844
Origin:  South Africa, Botswana
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pink - Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Harpagophytum pinnatifidum, Engl.

This member of the Pedaliaceae family was described by William Jackson Hooker in 1844. It's found in South Africa and Botswana, growing in a well-drained soil or grit with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres, the stem up to 20 centimetres height. The flowers are white over pink to red. 

The genera name from Latin ptero; 'winged' and Latin discus; 'disc'. The species name after the showy or handsome flowers.