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These pictures show subspecies namaensis.
Even if one has no knowledge of Latin, it is probably easy to understand that papyracea means papery. This refers to the thin, white scales that cover the stems. These scales are in fact modified stipules: outgrowths of the base of … Continue reading
The last picture shows a plant in cultivation.
When you have a first look at the kind of habitat this species is found in, it looks bare and desolate. The photo below was made in the beginning of April after good rains, so one would expect a lot … Continue reading
Plants of this species are found widespread in the Great and Little Karoo on stony slopes, usually sheltered by rocks or bushes. They are columnar and relatively thick, up to 4 cm tall (when not in flower). The flowers are … Continue reading