West Coast National Park – Rockcandy Minimouth- 3

Microloma sagittatum, the bokhoring, is a species of plant in the family Apocynaceae, that is native to the south-western Cape, South Africa.


Like other Microloma species, this is a thin climbing plant. However, this species has velvety leaves that are slightly arrow-shaped and have margins that slightly curve underneath.

The distinctive pink flowers have sepals that spread outwards, and a central, green pointed column. The flowers appear in winter and spring.


This species usually occurs in the far western part of South Africa, throughout most of the predominantly winter-rainfall Western Cape Province, with its range also extending into the westernmost part of the Northern Cape Province.

PRockcandy Minimouth, Microloma sagittatum, Seeberg Bird Hide, West Coast National Park, South Africa

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