Wild plant by Helen Pickering, Plantsoftheworldonline.org.
This member of the Pedaliaceae family was
given this name in 1896 by Hans Schinz. It is found in
Ethiopia and central to north-eastern Somalia, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex
can grow to four centimetres, and depending on the location, the
plants grow from five to fifteen centimetres high. The flowers vary
as well, gong from yellow over pink to red.
The genera name from Latin
ptero; 'winged' and Latin discus; 'disc'. The species
name after Prof. Dr. A. Keller, a Swiss botanist, visiting Etiopia