Botanical name

Passerina rigida

Family

Thymelaeaceae

Common Name

Seekoppiesgonna
Passerina rigida
Passerina rigida
Passerina rigida
Passerina rigida
Passerina rigida
Passerina rigida

Description

Robust shrub up to 2m, branches pendulous. Leaves stubby, flattened, hairy beneath; flowers are inflated below, have no petals, only 8 stamens and a mop-like stigma which closes the mouth.

Wind pollinated.

One of two species which produce bright orange or red berries.

Latin: rigens = stiff, rigid: referring to the robust habit of this species.

Habitat

Coastal dunes

Flower Date

November