Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Sarcocaulon marlothii Engl.


Sarcocaulon marlothii

Spines



Family: Geraniaceae
Full name: Sarcocaulon marlothii Engl.
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Boesmanskers
English common name(s): Bushman's candle
Synonym(s): -
Status: Endemic
Description: Erect shrublet or large shrub, up to 1.4 m high. Branches thick, up to 80 mm in diameter in old plants; blade broadly ovate to orbicular, 9-19 x 10-28 mm, margin minutely toothed, undulate, glabrous; spines curved towards apex, stalks blunt and swollen; petals 8-21 mm, dark rose to purple. (from PlantZAfrica website)

A smallish, spiky shrub with thick, succulent branches. It is characterised by its hard, translucent bark, which is impregnated with wax and inflammable. The shrub has beautiful frail pink or white flowers. (from Namibrand website)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 19 Dec 2007
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/800 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020


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