discovered member of the Loasaceae family was described by James
Lauritz Reveal in 2002. It is found in western Colorado, USA, growing
in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The rhizomes
will grow up to three centimetres in diameter, the branches reach
for up to 30 centimetres in length. The flowers are gold to yellow
in colour, and open in late afternoon.
The genera name for Christian
Mentzel, a German physician and botanist. The species name means
'having a rhizome'.