EPPO Global Database

Welwitschia mirabilis(WEWMI)

Code created in: 2003-05-13

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: WEWMI
  • Preferred name: Welwitschia mirabilis
  • Authority: J.D. Hooker


Angola, Namibia. This peculiar, rare and long-lived gymnosperm is the only survivor of a group which flourished in the Cretaceous. 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Tumboa bainesii Welwitsch
Welwitschia bainesii (J.D. Hooker) Carrière

Common names
Name Language
tree tumbo English
welwitschia English
Welwitschie German
welwitschia Portuguese