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Hebenstretia comosa

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Habitat in Sodwana, north-east South Africa

Author:  Christian F.F. Hochstetter, 1845
Origin:  Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  25 (60) Centimetres
Flower:  White / Dark Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Katstert
Synonyms:  Hebenstretia elongata, Bolus ex Rolfe.

This member of the Scrophulariaceae family was given this name by Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter in 1845. It is found in the eastern part of South Africa, growing in sand and other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The plant grow up to 25 centimetres, the white and dark pink flower up to 60 centimetres.

Named after Johann Hebenstreit 1720-91, a professor in medicine at Leipzig and St. Petersburg and comosa means 'with hairy tufts'.