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Sarcocaulon marlothii Engl.

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Sarcocaulon marlothii

Image 1
30 Apr 2011

Sarcocaulon marlothii

Image 2
Flower + leaves
30 Apr 2011

Sarcocaulon marlothii

Image 3
30 Apr 2011

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
iSpot:  172013 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Content last updated: 01 Jul 2014

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