Photo by Jean and Fred Hort, Flickr.com.
A plant with exposed caudex by Attila
Habitat by Jean and Fred Hort, Flickr.com.
The flowers by Jean and Fred Hort,
Frank J. Obbens, 2006
Sandy - Gritty
Pink - Purple / White
Rumicastrum crispisepalum, Hershk., 2020.
This member of the
was given this name by Frank J. Obbens in 2006. It is found in Western Australia, growing in a well drained
sandy or gritty soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
two centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to four centimetres in height. The flowers are pink to purple with a white
The genera was named
for Jean Louis Calandrini, 1703-1758, a Genevan botanist. The species
name is from Latin; crispus 'wrinkled' or 'creased' and
sepala; 'sepals'. This is seen more obviously in the dry state.