Scientific Name: Arthraerua leubnitziae
Common names: Pencil bush, Bleistiftpflanze (German)
Description: The Pencil bush is an hardy scrub seen along the Namibian Atlantic coast and Namib desert, with small white flowers and small succulent oblong leaves.
Medical uses: Not known
Superstition uses: None
Nutritive uses: Small rodents and even springbok feed from it.
Interesting Facts: Desert mice tend to make their nests inside the scrub, and also an hiding place for snakes and small lizards.
Credits: Christian Fourie.