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Family: POLYGONACEAE  

 Oxygonum dregeanum
 
 
Author:   Carl Daniel Friedrich Meisner, 1840
Family:  Polygonaceae
Origin:  N-E South Africa
Soil:  Sand
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Oxygonum zeyheri Sond

   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 are white.

The genera name means 'sharp-angled'. The species name is named after Johann Franz Drège, a 19th century German-born botanical collector and horticulturist.