William Philip Heirn, 1896
||Pink / White
Should be: Monsonia
mossamedensis, Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch, 1868.
This member of the Geraniaceae
family was given this name by William Philip Heirn in 1896. It can be found in Namibia and Southern Angola,
where it grows in mainly coastal areas in grit with little water and lots of sun.
The main stem can grow to five or six centimetres and the whole
plant up to 30 centimetres height. The flowers are pink, and can
have a white throat.
genera name from the Greek sarkos; 'flesh' and caule;
'stem'. The species is named after Moçâmedes, a city in
south-western Angola, capital of the Namibe Province.