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Author:  Nicholas Edward Brown, 1926
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Argyroderma pearsonii, Schwantes.
Argyroderma amoenum, Schwantes.
Argyroderma luckhoffii,
Argyroderma ovale,
Argyroderma schlechteri,
Argyroderma testiculare
var. pearsonii, N.E.Br.
Mesembryanthemum pearsonii,

This member of the Aizoaceae family was described by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1926. It's found in southern South Africa, where it grows in grit or other well drained soil with little to some water and quite some sun. The stem can grow to eight centimetres in diameter and the plant up to 25 centimetres height. The flowers are yellow, and beside from seeds, it can also be reproduced by cuttings.

The genera name from Latin Phyllo; 'leaf' and bolus; 'a large pill'. The species is named after Prof. Henry Harold W. Pearson, 1870-1916, an English botanist, working in South Africa.