Botanical name

Prismatocarpus schlechteri

Family

Campanulaceae

Description

Slender, shortly hairy shrublet up to 40cm. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, spreading, margins slightly revolute, weakly prickly-toothed, coarsely ciliate below and on mid-rib beneath; bracts lanceolate; flowers sessile (without flower stalks), few in upper axils, white bell-shaped, about 1cm across; calyx coarsely hairy; fruits about 8mm long.

After: Friedrich R. Schlechter (1872-1925), German botanist, traveller and plant collector in Africa, assistant to Harry Bolus of the University of Cape Town's Bolus Herbarium.

Habitat

Sandstone slopes

Flower Date

December to April