Monday, August 21, 2017

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Welwitschia Country Market
(+27) 83 302 8085
S25 43’ 31.3   E27 49’ 43.2
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Interesting Facts

Welwitschia is a monotypic genus of gymnosperm  plant, composed solely of the very distinct Welwitschia mirabilis. It is the only genus of the family Welwitschiaceae, in the order Welwitschiales, in the division Gnetophyta. The plant, which is considered a living fossil, is named after the Austrian botanist Friedrich Welwitsch who discovered it in 1859. The geographic distribution of Welwitschia mirabilis is limited to the Namib desert within Namibia and Angola.