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I got here on the wrong time of year.


Only a few dry leaves left.


The dry seedpods.  


The flowers by im Mercer, Flickr.com.

Author: Hellmut R. Toelken, 1978
Family:  CRASSULACEAE
Origin:  Namaqualand; Southern Namibia, north-Western South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Reddish
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cotyledon buchholziana, Schuldt & Stephan, 1938.
Tylecodon buchholzianus var. fasciculatus, G.Will.

This member of the Crassulaceae family was given this name by Hellmut R. Toelken in 1978. It is found in the dry Namaqualand covering parts of Namibia and western South Africa. It grows among rocks and in well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the plant can reach 30 centimetres. The flowers are white and reddish.

The genera name is an anagram of Cotyledon; a closely-related genus. The species name after John Theodore Buchholz,18881951, an American botanist, specialising in gymnosperms.

This is a winter-grower.


Young plant from Kakteen.ch.


Another plant from Tierraseca-cactus.com.