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Mesembryanthemum digitatum ssp. digitatum (part 2 of 2)

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Mesembryanthemum digitatum ssp. digitatum (part 1 of 2)

In my preceding post (https://enjoysucculents.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/conophytum-khamiesbergense/)  I asked the readers’ opinion on the slide scans used there. A big thank you to all who were kind enough to respond to that request (and I’m quite chuffed because all responses were positive). Being able to mix … Continue reading

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Mesembryanthemum (Phyllobolus) canaliculatum

These plants are geophytes with tuberous roots; they occur from the Cape Peninsula eastward to Port Elizabeth, growing in coastal dunes. As a special adaptations to their sandy habitat, they have long creeping branches rooting at the nodes. The Aizoaceae family does not have not … Continue reading

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Phyllobolus nitidus

If you want to follow the latest trend, you should call this Mesembryanthemum nitidum. Whatever genus name you use, hopefully the picture illustrates the meaning of nitidus (=shining).

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