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Anacampseros comptonii (2)

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Anacampseros comptonii (1)

When you have a first look at the kind of habitat this species is found in, it looks bare and desolate. The photo below was made in the beginning of April after good rains, ┬áso one would expect a lot … Continue reading

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Anacampseros albidiflora (2)

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Anacampseros albidiflora (1)

Plants of this species are found widespread in the Great and Little Karoo on stony slopes, usually sheltered by rocks or bushes. They are columnar and relatively thick, up to 4 cm tall (when not in flower). The flowers are … Continue reading

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Anacampseros retusa

The flat-topped rosettes of this species appear in small clusters from a caudex 1,5-2 cm in diameter. The leaves are not more than 10-11 mm long. These miniatures occur from southern Namibia to Riversdale in southern South Africa, growing on … Continue reading

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Anacampseros arachnoides

It is easy to take this species for granted, even in spite of the cobwebby hairs it is decorated with. The following is a quote from Gordon Rowley’s booklet ” Anacampseros, Avonia, Grahamia. A grower’s Handbook” : “This attractive and … Continue reading

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Playing with light

Strange though it may sound, up to yesterday I never managed to make a decent picture of a fully open Anacampseros telephiastrum flower. Yesterday afternoon I went out to Kanonkop (Cannon head), a rocky outcrop overlooking Montagu. Although I did … Continue reading

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