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Pterodiscus Ngamicus * Stunning Caudex Succulent * Extremely Rare * 3 Large Seeds *

THIS LISTING IS FOR 3 SEEDS PTERODISCUS NGAMICUS This member of the Pedaliaceae family was described by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1906. It is found in Northern parts of South Africa and Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, growing in a semi-drained soil with some water and sun. The stem will grow to 10 centimetres, the branches reaches op to 30 centimetres. The flowers wary from yellow to yellow/dark red. Pterodiscus ngamicus, as is implied by the specific name, is a succulent species firstly found in the former Ngamiland, Republic of South Africa (now Botswana). It is a is a caudiciform plant up to 30 cm high, resembling Pterodiscus aurantiacus, but generally somewhat larger and the flowers are yellow, red-maroon or purplish with with yellow tube, sometimes suffused with purple. It has a stout rootstock or caudex with a short tuberous branched stem of the same diameter rising up to few cm above the ground, and sending forth from its crown, on the approach of the wet season, numerous leafy, flowering branches, often covered, like the leaves and flowers, with a powdery pruinose pubescence. Leaves variable, up to 10 × 4 cm, entire toothed or pinnatilobed. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, showy. The fruit usually rotund to circular in lateral view, have a distinct beak, and 4-longitudinal wings not continuous at base, therefore base distinctly cordate. Pterodiscus ngamicus is a caudiciform plant that grows relatively easily and doesn't produce as many stems and leaves as other caudiciforms, making its management easier. The caudex generally underground in the wild is often raised in cultivation.
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