Soutbossie

Name

Soutbossie

Latin Name

Bassia diffusa - was classified as Chenolea diffusa with some still using this classification

Habitat

The Soutbossie grows high on estuarine shores, in sandy areas that lie close to, or just above, the high-tide level.

Description

The Soutbossie has short underground stems with upright branches surrounded by grey-green succulent leaves with a velvety texture. Size: 10 cm.

Field Notes

The name Soutbossie is Afrikaans for ‘little salt bush’ which relates to the plant's presence on the shores of estuaries.

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