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Family: TECOPHILAEACEAE

 Walleria mackenziei
 


 Photo by Robert V. Bittersdorff in Tanzania.

 
Author:  Thomas Kirk, 1864
Family:  Tecophilaeaceae
Origin:   Angola, Botswana, Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  10-30 Centimetres
Flower:   Pale Blue
Propagate: Seeds
Names:  
Synonyms:  Walleria nutans, T. Kirk, 1864 = Walleria mackenziei var. nutans, Baker, 1879.

 The caudex in Malawi by Mike Bingham, Zambiaflora.com.
   This member of the Tecophilaeaceae family was given this name by Thomas Kirk in 1864. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, growing in a sandy or other well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 10 to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are pale blue.

The genera name after Horace Waller, a 19th century missionary in central Africa. The species name after Bishop Mackenzie, who was stationed at a mission in Malawi.


Grown as a crop in Malawi, photo by Nicholas Wightman, Zambiaflora.com.