The flower. Photo by:
The seed. Photo by:
A large plant
from Kiel BG.
Below are wild plants from
|Author: ||Focke Albers, 1996
Pink - Rose
R.O. Moffett, 1979.
Sarcocaulon ernii, Dinter ex Range
This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Focke Albers in 1996.
It's found in Namibia, growing in well-drained soil with little water and
lots of sun. The stems get two centimetres thick and the whole
plant reaches not for more than 10 centimetres. The flowers are pale
pink to rose, easiest to reproduce by cuttings.
The genera is named for Lady Ann Monson, 18th century plant
collector on the Cape of Good Hope and in Bengal. The species name
from Latin peniculus; 'small tail' or 'small brush',
application obscure but perhaps for the new-grown leaves. The name was first introduced by
in Bothalia. A Record of Contributions from the National Herbarium,
Union of South Africa. Pretoria 1979 - which I fail to find.
This is a winter-grower.
Below are wild flowers from
The last of the wild
flowers in this column.
This is a "double flower" from
William's collection in Beijing, China.
The anthers have been converted
into petals. Photo by Willian, Beijing.
Photo by Willian, Beijing.