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Photo from Specks.

Photo from Ortega Cactus.

Author:  Martin H. Gustav Schwantes, 1928
Origin:  South Africa, Botswana
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  6 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Mesembryanthemum aloides, Haw.
Aloinopsis aloides,
Aloinopsis wilmaniae,
Mesembryanthemum aloides
Salm Dyck.
Nananthus aloides
var. latus L.Bolus.
Nananthus wilmaniae, 

This member of the Aizoaceae family was given this name by Martin Heinrich Gustav Schwantes in 1928. It is found in South Africa and Botswana, growing in a well drained soil with little water and some sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres or more, the whole plant to six centimetres. The flowers are big and yellow. The plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

The genera name from Latin nana, 'small'  and Greek; -anthos; 'flower'. The species name means 'looking like Aloe'.