Another from Namibia

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  1. Fidel

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    This great plant was found in the sand by our lodgings in the very dry Damaraland region of Namibia. I'm not sure if has been planted or has grown spontaneously. Any help would be very welcome!
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Sorry, I'm stymied on this one.
     
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    It looks like it's in the Caryophyllaceae family.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Reminds me of Oxalis, actually...
     
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    I could see Oxalis. The way the flowers drooped reminded me of Silene.
     
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    *snap* I had considered Malvaceae briefly as well (it's the imbricate petals), but dismissed it too quickly.
     
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    I thought of Malvaceae as well, but only thought of Hibiscus which have that prominent column with the stamens and pistils, so I dismissed that, not that I think going down that path would have helped.

    I wanted to add a link to a page of 40 or so flowers from Namibia, the page I first found that had the name:
    Documento senza titolo
     
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    Spot on Wendy! A great many thanks to you all for pursuing the goal with such tenacity. For me its a first venture into the Sterculiaceae family.
    Great work, thanks again!
     
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