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An older plant by Geoff, Agaveville.org.

Author:  Hellmut R. Tölken, 1978
Family:  CRASSULACEAE
Origin:  Namibia, Western South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings/Leaves
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Adromischus hoerleinianus, Poelln.
Adromischus keilhackii,
Werderm.
Adromischus schaeferianus,
A.Berger.
Cotyledon hoerleiniana,
Dinter.
Cotyledon schaeferiana,
Dinter.
Cotyledon sinus-alexandri,
Poelln.
Tylecodon aridimontanus,
G.Will.

This member of the Crassulaceae family is found in Namibia and western South Africa, growing in grit or a well drained soil with little water in winter and none in summer. The stem will get seven centimetres in diameter and fifteen centimetres high. The flowers are white with a green outer, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds, leaves and cuttings. It was given this name by Hellmut R. Tölken in 1978.

The genera name is an anagram of Cotyledon; a closely-related genus. The species name after Jacob Christian Schäffer, 1718-1790, a German dean, professor, botanist, mycologist, entomologist, ornithologist and inventor.

This is a winter-grower.