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Sarcocaulon marlothii Engl.


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Sarcocaulon marlothii

Flower



Family: Geraniaceae
Full name: Sarcocaulon marlothii Engl.
Location: Farm Urikos (2416AC)
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
iSpot:  172013 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 30 Apr 2011
Camera make: Panasonic
Camera model: DMC-FZ45
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/200 s
ISO speed: 80
Content last updated: 01 Jul 2014


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