African Coromandel (Asystasia intrusa)

African Coromandel (Asystasia intrusa) is one of many interesting species I found in a very small area in a valley at 320 meters altitude. A river runs through on the valley floor, supporting lots of more water demanding species, but just a few meters up the mountain slopes a rocky a harsher environment with lots of plant species dotting the landscape like a well-groomed garden.

I spent just about half a day here, but that was by far not enough.

Native range is Tropical & South Africa to Arabian Peninsula, Comoros, Madagascar.

Last updated on 19 June 2024