This member of the Polygonaceae
family was given this name by Carl Daniel Friedrich Meisner in 1840. It is
found in the north-eastern part of South Africa, growing in sand with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow up to three centimetres
in diameter, the whole plant up to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers
The genera name
means 'sharp-angled'. The species name is named after Johann Franz Drège,
a 19th century German-born botanical collector and horticulturist.