Also known as
Dune Berry, Skilpadbessie, Duinebessie
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Tortoise Berry Overview
Identifying the species Muraltia spinosa and M. scoparia (formerly in the genus Nylandtia) using herbarium material only, can be misleading, as the habit and growth form of these species are quite distinct and not easily discerned from herbarium specimens. A recent trip to the West Coast from Darling up to the West Coast National Park helped to confirm the characteristics of these species. Both are very decorative during flowering and fruiting stages and M. scoparia is especially showy, creating a conspicuous pink to mauve display in the field. ZA Distribution: Western Cape.