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Trichodiadema mirabile

The genus name is derived from Greek trix = hair and diadema = crown. This refers to the tuft of stiff hairs or bristles present on the tips of leaves and sepals. The diadem is believed to be able to … Continue reading

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Trichodiadema densum

  It is easy to see why this species is so popular in cultivation. The plants are compact (the most compact of the whole genus) and have thick fleshy roots. The diadems at the tips of the leaves are the … Continue reading

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Trichodiadema attonsum

We often refer to scientific names in biology as Latin names, because most of them are either derived from that language or are latinised from other languages.  If that were the case here too, the second part of the name … Continue reading

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