Gilbert Bake, 1906
Medium - Maximum
||Purple - Red
Pterodiscus speciosus, William Jackson Hooker, 1844
This member of the Pedaliaceae
family was given this name by John Gilbert Bake in 1906. It is found in
Zambia and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water
and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres or
more, the whole plant grow to 20 centimetres height. The
flowers dark purple to wine-red, sometimes with a yellow throat.
The genera name from Latin
ptero; 'winged' and Latin discus; 'disc'. The species
name is named after George F. Scott-Elliot, 1862-1934, and
Indian-born British botanist.