Petalidium ohopohense

Oh, Ohopo, oh-no. We need another look at you. You’ve got some pretty pink flowers and even prettier yellow nectar guides, but that doesn’t mean that we fully know your name. World: meet Petalidium complexity. Its sort of like trying to count above 10 as a botanist: difficult. Why not just say “infinity”?

Infinitely difficult to understand until (a) we get some serious molecular data or (b) the plants start speaking English (AND answering our questions).

Wild collected, Namibia, Tripp & Dexter #849 (RSA-POM); Photos by Erin Tripp

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