Botanical name

Otholobium dreweae


Otholobium dreweae


Low-growing resprouting shrublet up to 20cm, branches dark-hairy. Leaves 1-foliolate, elliptic, hairy on veins, margins scabrous, stipules glabrous; flowers a clerical-purple with short white and long black hairs on the calyx.

For Priscilla Brierly Drewe (1926- ), Keeper of the Hermanus Herbarium from 1983-2006, Honorary President of the Hermanus Botanical Society. Her after-fire research on the Kleinrivier Mountains led to the discovery of this species


Mountain fynbos, 300-400m

Flower Date

October to January, mostly after fire