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Glottiphyllum linguiforme

Another peculiar name: both glottis and lingua mean tongue, phyllum = leaf and forme = yes, indeed. So, in other words: the tongue leaf with the tongue shape. The plants occur in the Oudtshoorn-Calitzdorp area, where the rainfall is 100-200 … Continue reading

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Glottiphyllum fergusoniae (2)

I lied to you yesterday. Not on purpose, but as a result of sloppiness. Sorry, sorry. I told you I had never before seen Glottiphyllum fergusoniae in the wild, but in the meantime I found out that this is not … Continue reading

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Glottiphyllum fergusoniae (1)

For the first time ever, I came across this species in the wild last week. It was growing along the road leading to the back entrance of the Anysberg Nature Reserve, northeast of Montagu. The species is only recorded from … Continue reading

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Glottiphyllum neilii

This is one of the Glottiphyllum species that do not occur in the Little Karoo. Not to be confused with G. nelii. Photographed 3 October 2012 on the outskirts of Prince Albert.

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What’s in a name?

Like other names, a plant name is nothing more than a label, a way to refer to something or somebody, and to distinguish them from others. Normally the name also gives you some extra information, but it is often unclear … Continue reading

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