Bernard Verdcourt, 1985
Mix - Sandy
Yellow - Dull Purplish Brown
This member of the
was given this name by Bernard Verdcourt in 1985. It is found in northern inland
Somalia, growing in a well drained sandy soil with some water and lots
of sun. The caudex can grow large, the entire plant
to fifteen centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow or dull purplish brown.
The genera name from the
Malabar vernacular name; Moringo. The species name means
"dwarf, low" for the size of the plant.
Useful fact: Tubers
are cut and crushed and put in water containers for livestock to get rid
of stomach parasites.