A wild plant by Antoinette Eyssell Knox,
A little plant with a partly exposd caudex by Juergen Menzel,
Habitat by Joseph Heymans,
Jacoba J.M. Van der Merwe,
North-Eastern South Africa
Mix - Grit
Green / Yellow - Pink
This member of the
was given this name by Jacoba Johanna Maria Van der Merwe in 1971. It is found
around Limpopo in north-eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained sandy or gritty
soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
nine centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 60 centimetres in height. The flowers are green and yellow to pink.
The genera name from the Greek
kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or
'crown'. The species name from Latin oleris; 'vegetable'.
The fruits by Joseph Heymans, Inaturalist.org..
The flowers by Lyn Wadley, Waterberg-bioquest.co.za.
The leaves by Antoinette Eyssell Knox,