Steven A. Hammer,
Karoo, Southern South Africa
stenophyllum, Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus, 1925.
Ruschia stenophylla, L.Bolus ex Fourc.
This member of the
Aizoaceae family was given this name by Steven A. Hammer in 1995. It is found
in Klein Karoo, South Africa. It grows in a grit or other well
drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The caudex will grow
up to six centimetres in diameter, the plant raises up to twelve
centimetres. The flowers are white and pink.
The genera name for Prof. Dr.
Hermann Wilhelm Rudolf Marloth, 1855-1931, a German botanist. The
species name means 'narrow leaves'.
There seems to be two
different looking plants on the web. One with narrow leaves and
flowers, the other one rather bulky.