Tag Archives: Stomatium

Stomatium suricatinum

These plants take their name from suricats, because of the upright position of the leaves. The pictures were all taken along the road from Aneysberg reserve to Laingsburg, between end of March and mid August.

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Stomatium suaveolens

The photos show this species and its habitat in the same general area as referred to yesterday.

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Stomatium alboroseum

Whereas nearly all about 40 species of Stomatium have yellow flowers, here – as the name implies- the flowers are white to pink. ¬†They are heavily scented and begin to open only near sunset. The flowering period is stated as … Continue reading

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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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