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Author:  William Philip Heirn, 1896
Origin:  Namibia, Southern Angola
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink / White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Should be: Monsonia mossamedensis, Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch, 1868.

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by William Philip Heirn in 1896. It can be found in Namibia and Southern Angola, where it grows in mainly coastal areas in grit with little water and lots of sun. The main stem can grow to five or six centimetres and the whole plant up to 30 centimetres height. The flowers are pink, and can have a white throat.

The genera name from the Greek sarkos; 'flesh' and caule; 'stem'. The species is named after Moçâmedes, a city in south-western Angola, capital of the Namibe Province.

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