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Sarcocaulon marlothii Engl.

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Sarcocaulon marlothii

Image 1
19 Dec 2006

Sarcocaulon marlothii

Image 2
Flower on spiny branch
28 Apr 2007

Sarcocaulon marlothii

Image 3
19 Dec 2007

Sarcocaulon marlothii

Image 4
19 Dec 2007

Sarcocaulon marlothii

Image 5
Leaves and flowers
23 Mar 2008

Sarcocaulon marlothii

Image 6
23 Mar 2008

Family: Geraniaceae
Full name: Sarcocaulon marlothii Engl.
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
Content last updated: 03 Oct 2022

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