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Author: Hellmut R. Toelken, 1978
Family:  CRASSULACEAE
Origin:  Western South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  6 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Cotyledon sulphurea, Hellmut R. Toelken, 1977.
Tylecodon sulphureus var. armianus, van Jaarsv.

This member of the Crassulaceae family was given this name by Hellmut R. Toelken in 1978. It is found in western South Africa, growing in wintertime in grit or other well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun sun. The swollen roots can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the plant will not grow to more than six centimetres, except the inflorescence with the white flowers.

The genera name is an anagram of Cotyledon; a closely-related genus. The species name means 'yellow'.

This is a winter-grower.


Photo from Rare Exotics.