The caudex by Roger and
Alison Heath, Plantsoftheworldonline.org.
This member of the Fabaceae
was given this name by Christo
Albertyn Smith in 1932. It is found in
Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South
Africa and Zimbabwe,
growing in well-drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex
can grow to 50 centimetres, the vines from 40 to 150 centimetres. The
flowers are dark blue or mauve, bright inside with a greyish
outside. Rarely flowers are seen yellow.
The genera name from Greek neos;
'new' and Rautanenia is a genus in the Alismataceae family.
The species name after Franz Seiner, 1874-1940, an Austrian journalist,
traveller and collector.
Seen as a member of the