Blepharis grossa: Plants of the Namib Desert in Namibia.

Family: Acanthaceae

Scientific Name: Blepharis grossa.

Common names:


Description: Small scrub reaching up to 45 cm in height. Found in the central Namib desert and eastern dry regions of Namibia. Most of the time this small spiny plants appear to be dead, and will only be green for a few months in the raining season.

Medical uses: None known.

Superstition uses: Unknown

Nutritive uses: None.

Other uses:

Interesting Facts: The Blepharis 'shoot' its seeds from its seed-pod, when it get rain / water on the seed-pod.

Credits: Christian Fourie.