Tag Archives: Cheiridopsis

Cheiridopsis pillansii

This species is a common sight on low outcrops in the Richtersveld, from north of Lekkersing to the Augrabiesberg, and forms compact clumps up to 20 cm in diameter. This is a winter rainfall area with less than 100 mm rain … Continue reading

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Cheiridopsis verrucosa

These plants are endemic to the northwest corner of the Richtersveld, where they often grow half-hidden in the ground. The yellow flowers are up to 2.5 cm across and appear in late Winter and early Spring. The photos were taken … Continue reading

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Cheiridopsis peculiaris

A most peculiar (hence the name, indeed) species with leaf pairs (usually2-3) totally different in shape and position. If there is space to do so the lower pair lies flat on the ground. These rare plants occur on rocky outcrops northwest … Continue reading

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Cheiridopsis robusta

Notice the scale infestation on the plants in the last two pictures. 8 September 2010

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