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Because of the peculiar orientation of its leaves, this species is often called Vertical Leaf Senecio or propeller plant. The plants have creeping to erect stems, to 80 cm tall and much-branched. The vertically flattened leaves* are variable in shape, size … Continue reading
With their leaves covered in big, coarse papillae (tecta=covered), these great little plants are unmistakable. The papillae protect the leaves again too intense light and strong wind, thereby reducing transpiration. Some forms of Cr. namaquensis look similar, but the papillae are different … Continue reading
The first two pictures show how the plants curve their leaves inwards as a protection against sun and wind in the dry season. This picture was taken late January, the next one mid March.
One of the many older names for this plant is Mesembryanthemum cigarettiferum. Gustav Schwantes in his magnum opus “Flowering stones and Midday-Flowers” (1957) gives a wonderful description of the species, referring to that name as follows: “…It was a small, tufted, … Continue reading
These pictures show subspecies namaensis.