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Photo from: Succulents and Caudiciforms.

A wild, flowering plant by J. H. Vlok,

Author:  Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus, 1964
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Mesembryanthemum resurgens, Kensit, 1910.
Phyllobolus lesliei,
Phyllobolus pearsonii,
Phyllobolus pubicaly,x
Aridaria resurgens,
Sphalmanthus micans,
Phyllobolus resurgens,
Schwantes, 1928.

This member of the Aizoaceae family is given this name by Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus in 1964. It's found in southern South Africa, where it grows in grit with little water and quiet some sun. The swollen stem can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the plant up to 20 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow, and the plant can be reproduced both by cuttings and seeds.

The genera from Greek kephalē; 'head' and -manthus means 'flower'. The species name means 'to rice again'.

This is a winter-grower.