caudex in Malawi by Mike Bingham, Zambiaflora.com.
| || This member of the
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.