Hex River Cliff Mesemb
Also known as
Hex River Cliff Mesemb Overview
One of two species belonging to the genus Roosia, endemic to sheer, quarzitic, sandstone cliff-faces in the heart of the winter-rainfall region of South Africa. It is small, branched, shrubby, leaf succulent recognized at once by its large, pink flowers with spreading, narrow petals and a fruiting capsules without cell lids, and seed that is dispersed by wind. The floral petals remain for some time, resembling a mop-head. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.