This member of the Fabaceae family was
given this name by George Bentham in 1846. It is found in Botswana,
Namibia and South Africa, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can
grow to 25 centimetres while the stems vary from 30 centimetres to
six metres, depending on the enjoyment. It preferring a well drained
soil with some water and in a sunny spot.
The genera name means
'elephant root'. The species is named after Joseph Burke, 1812-1873,
an US-American collector of plants and animals for Lord Derby.