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
welwitschia English
Welwitschie German
welwitschia Portuguese