A plant with exposed caudex by Valentino
The flowers by Stan Shebs, Wikimedia.org.
A wild plant from Naturalista.mx.
The fruits by K. K. Agrawal, Llifle.com.
Nicholas Edward Brown, 1931|
Free State; N-W South Africa|
Mix: Clay + Lime|
Medium - Maximum|
Mesembryanthemum albipunctum, Adrian
Hardy Haworth, 1826.|
Aloinopsis albipuncta, Schwantes.
Nananthus albipunctatus, Schwantes.
This member of the
was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1931. It is found in
north-western South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some
clay and lime gravel. It do not need that much water but some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 14 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 22 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow.
The genera name in
honour of W. A. Rabie, a priest and plant collector in South
The species name from Latin: albus 'white' and pilosus
'hairs', for the white-hairy corolla.
This is a
winter-grower - but optimistic.