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Author:  Martin H.Gustav Schwantes, 1926
Origin:  South-Western South Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Mesembryanthemum mitratum, Marloth.
Mitrophyllum mitratum
var. eburneum, L.Bolus,
Mitrophyllum pillansii,

This member of the Aizoaceae family was given this name by Martin Heinrich Gustav Schwantes in 1926. It is found in the south-western part of South Africa, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to six centimetres, the plant up to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are pale pink.

The genera is named from the Greek mitra; 'mitre', 'cap' or 'turban' and phyllon; 'leaf'. The species name means 'turbaned'.

This is a winter-grower.