Tag Archives: Rhinephyllum

Rhinephyllum graniforme

Here is an example of how knowing the meaning of the name actually may help to recognise the species. (Rhinephyllum = leaf like a file, referring to the rough surface of the leaves; graniforme = shaped like a grain). ┬áThe … Continue reading

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Rhinephyllum muirii

Photographed 26 September 2006 near the eastern entrance to Aneysberg Nature Reserve. This is near to the south-western border of the area occupied by the genus.

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Warts and all

In a recent post (Cover up, 14th Jan.) I discussed how spines, hairs etc. help succulents conserve water. In some families we also come across plants where the leaves are (partly) covered in warts, papillae or tubercles. Although these are … Continue reading

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