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Pterodiscus ngamicus is perennial herbaceous plant with a short, perennial caudex . At the top of the caudex year shoots are formed in each growing season. These can be up to 50 cm long. The stalked leaves are slightly succulent and very different shapes in the leaf blade. They can be trained to linear or lanceolate wide oblong or elliptical. The edge of the leaves is either entire, sinuate, dentate, fiederteilig or pinnatisect. The yellow, orange bright, red or purple, rarely white, flowers appear separately from the leaf axils. The narrow cylindrical, at the base often easily be slumped corolla tube is narrowed at the bottom of funnel shaped or rare in the upper part. The located at the end of the spread Kronsaumes equal lobes are approximately circular to elliptical. In the tube, the four stamens are included, abduct their counters. A fifth stamen is usually as Staminodium available. Both Ovary-cells are undivided. The sometimes strong woody, closed lasting fruit is laterally compressed and has something on all four outer edges of a 1 to 12 mm wide, mostly parchment-like wings. The spongy mesocarp contains large cavities. The side view of the fruit, including the wings is broadly elliptical, ovoid, circular or elliptical cross (at Pterodiscus aurantiacus). Often it is slightly asymmetrical shaped ausgerandet at the top or fitted with patch Spitzchen. Usually it is ausgerandet at the base. The fruiting body is usually broadest in the lower half. The upper part is sterile and often forms a beak. The seeds are either 1 to 3 pieces in each compartment and are then elongated shape with a smooth testa. Or they can be 4 to 8 pieces, rarely to 10 pieces in each subject and then egg-shaped with a wrinkled seed coat.