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Echinothamnus pechuelii Engl.
Bot. Jahrb. Syst. xiv. (1892) 383; K. Schum. in Monatsschr. f. Kakteenk. v. (1895) 54. Notes: Afr. austro-occ. extra trop
Family: PASSIFLORACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Adenia pechuelii Harms
Nat. Pflanzenfam. Nachtr. [Engler & Prantl] I. 255. Notes: (=Echinothamnus Pechuelii). Afr. trop

Adenia pechuelii (Syn: Echinothamnus pechuelii )
Adenia pechuelii (Syn: Echinothamnus pechuelii )
This is a Very rare and particularly beautiful caudiciform with swollen bases and short grey-green branches that make it look something like a hedgehog, it is very slow growing and long-living, some old specimen in Namib desert probably are more than 2000 years old!!!

Synonyms:

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Elephant's foot
GERMAN (Deutsch): Desert Kohlrabi, Wüstenkohlrabi


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Echinothamnus pechuelii (Adenia pechuelii) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Echinothamnus pechuelii (Adenia pechuelii) Photo by: Cactus Art

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Echinothamnus pechuelii (Adenia pechuelii) Photo by: Cactus Art
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Echinothamnus pechuelii (Adenia pechuelii) Photo by: Cactus Art


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