Tag Archives: Aloinopsis

Aloinopsis loganii (2)

All pictures taken 12 August 2008, between 3.43 and 4.00 pm.

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Aloinopsis loganii (1)

Succulent plants may store water in any organ of the plant body. Usually, leaves or stems are used for this purpose, but water can also be stored in the roots. For this reason we speak of leaf, stem and root … Continue reading

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Deilanthe peersii (2)

The first picture gives an impression of  one of its other habitats (just northwest of the northern entrance to the Meiringspoort). The plants shown in the other pictures grow at that locality. All pics 18 Sept. 2011.

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Deilanthe peersii (1)

Deilanthe comprises only three species and is usually incorporated in Aloinopsis. D. hilmarii has erect leaves about as wide as thick. D. peersii and D. thudichumii have more spreading and much wider leaves. They are in fact so similar that … Continue reading

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Warts and all

In a recent post (Cover up, 14th Jan.) I discussed how spines, hairs etc. help succulents conserve water. In some families we also come across plants where the leaves are (partly) covered in warts, papillae or tubercles. Although these are … Continue reading

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