The Welwitschia plant
In 1859 Friedrich Welwitsch discovered this plant. The Welwitschia Mirabilis lifespan ranges from 400 to 1500 years, and it grows in the Namib Desert, located around 100 – 150km from the coast. It is a plant unique to the harsh Namib desert. This plant has only two leaves, stem base and roots. The species produce separate male and female plants, which are very different from each other. This is really something interesting to see on the trip.