White Flowered Rogeria
Plants of Namibia
White-flowered rogeria (Rogeria longiflora) is one of those strange looking plants you can see along road sides. They grow up to 2m, producing large, smelly leaves and white, unusual looking, tubular flowers. Groups of 1-3 flowers grow close to the stem. Fertilized (Rogeria longiflora), produce a large, wooden pod which remains with the plant for long periods. Dead plants remain where they fall until they eventually disintegrate.
This plant is often used in traditional medicines by local people as a treatment for wounds and burns. It is common in disturbed areas, such as drainage lines and roadsides, but is also common on stony plains and rocky slopes. There are 4 species of Rogeria recorded in Namibia, identified by differing flower colour and pod appearance.
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A small, budget friendly, owner operated rest camp, with individual bungalows & campsites. Great for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life
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