Tag Archives: Drosanthemum

Drosanthemum speciosum, decked out with yet another colour

“After three consecutive posts on one species, I will not mention it for a while now. Promise.”  I wrote this in October last year and the species I referred to was the same one as the subject of this post.  … Continue reading

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Drosanthemum schoenlandianum

The home of this species is the Knersvlakte, where it forms shrubs up to 15 cm tall. The flowers appear in winter (June/July); they are up to 2.5 cm in diameter and white, cream- or lemon-coloured. The last picture shows … Continue reading

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Drosanthemum hispidum

From late Winter to early Summer one can find this species in flower in southern Namibia and many parts of South Africa. It is an important pioneer on disturbed soil, e.g. roadsides, forming mats of up to a meter across. … Continue reading

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Drosanthemum speciosum in a different guise

In my first post on this species, I referred to the fact that the flowers not only came in red, but also in orange.  As I had never seen these in the wild, I could not show you a picture. … Continue reading

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Drosanthemum speciosum, seen with different eyes

Yesterday I showed you some documentary type of pictures. Confronted with all these beautiful flowers, it was clearly a waste of opportunities to not have another and different look at them. Although we talk about looking at things with different … Continue reading

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Drosanthemum duplessiae

These plants occur in the eastern part of the Little Karoo and just north of it. They may become up to a meter tall and have flowers about 4 cm across.

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An unexpected pleasure (Drosanthemum striatum)

A few weeks ago my friend George Hattingh, who is about as mad about succulents as I am, told me that he had seen some beautiful succulents in flower which he could not identify. They were growing on top of the … Continue reading

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