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Author: Hellmut R. Toelken, 1978
Family:  CRASSULACEAE
Origin:  Eastern Little Karoo; South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Green - Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Adromischus leucothrix, Christo Albertyn Smith,1939.
Cotyledon leucothrix, Fourc.
Cotyledon swartbergensis,
Poelln.

This member of the Crassulaceae family was
given this name by Hellmut R. Toelken in 1978. It is found in the eastern Little Karoo, South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to six centimetres, the whole plant can grow to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are green to pale yellow.

The genera name is an anagram of Cotyledon; a closely-related genus. The species name means 'with white hairs', and refers to the conspicuous glandular hairs on the leaves which make the species easily recognisable.


The flowers from Worldofsucculents.com.