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Gibbaeum nebrownii (2)

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Gibbaeum nebrownii (1)

It has taken me a couple of years to be at the right spot at the right time to photograph this species in flower. I knew of only one small locality, some 130 kms from where I lived and the … Continue reading

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Gibbaeum heathii (2)

Dates photographed: No 1: 31 May 2009 Nos 2,3: 12 Sept. 2009 No 4: 6 Nov. 2011 No 5: unknown (scan from old film)

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Gibbaeum heathii (1)

This species is one of the most widely distributed in the genus (from north of Laingsburg to the Calitzdorp area) andĀ seems to feel at home especially in quartz outcrops. It is also one of the most variable ones. In some … Continue reading

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Gibbaeum dispar

In cultivation this species is rather common, as it is one of the easier Gibbaeums to grow and flower (see picture at bottom). In the wild it is only found on a few very dry shaly ridges near Vanwyksdorp. According … Continue reading

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Gibbaeum nuciforme 2

   

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Gibbaeum nuciforme (G. cryptopodium) 1

A widely distributed species (from Zebra, between George and Oudtshoorn, to the Montagu area), often locally abundant on loamy soils with quartz pebbles. The very soft, almost translucent bodies lie flat on the ground (cryptopodium literally means “with hidden foot”) … Continue reading

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