With the many warts and teeth on the ends of their leaves, these fascinating plants are always immediately recognizable. They are so unlike other Conophytums that originally they were placed in a genus of their own: Berrrisfordia.
They form tight mats or cushions, with leaves to 1.5 cm long.
The whitish-pink to mauve flowers appear in late winter or early spring; they open in the morning and are scented of raspberries.
The species only occurs on granite domes in the highest part of the Kamiesberg in Namaqualand.
The pictures below are recent scans of slides that I made several years ago. The scanner I used before refuses to work with my current PC, so I decided to buy a new one for converting old slides that still might be put to good use.
After working on a picture for a long time, it often becomes very difficult to keep looking at the results in an objective way.
Therefore I would like to call in your help by letting me know if you think the quality of these pictures is on a par with what you have come to expect in this blog OR is at least good enough for the purpose.
If yes, wonderful; if no, I will just have to further improve my scanning skills!