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Monsonia ciliata Part 2

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Monsonia (Sarcocaulon) ciliata Part 1

This planr is only known from northwestern Namaqualand, where it grows in the coastal plain between the mountains and the sea, from Lekkersing southwards to Wallekraal. The plants are usually not taller than 18 cm. The flowers are about 3.5 … Continue reading

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Monsonia salmoniflora (= Sarcocaulon salmoniflorum)

It is always a bit sad when a name that you have known for many years, is replaced by another one. This is even more so if the old name had a certain appeal to you, e.g.┬ábecause it sounded nice … Continue reading

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Psammophora modesta

The young leaves are sticky and collect dust and sand grains to protect them against desiccation (the genus name means sand bearer). The small plant is accompanied by Sarcocaulon (Monsonia) multifidum. Richtersveld 6 Sept. 2010

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