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Large plant by R Burrett, both

Author:  Nicholas Edward Brown, 1906
Origin:  Botswana, N South Africa, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  2 Meters
Height:  5 Meters
Flower:  White - Crème-Coloured 
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings?
Names:  Transvaal Sesame Bush
Synonyms:  Sesamothamnus seineri, Engl.
By error: Sesamothamnus lugardae

This member of the Pedaliaceae family was described by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1906. It is found in Botswana, northern South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem can grow to two meters in diameter and five meters in height. The flowers are white to crème-coloured, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

The genera name means 'Sesamun bush' a member of the same family. The species is named after Major E. J. Lugard, an English botanist.

The flower by JP Félu,

The fruit by R Burrett,