This an old blog that I am reviving at the moment. My home made websites work well and I would like to continue with them. Blogger however is so easy to deal with now and saves a lot of time. I shall therefore place posts here and may transfer some to my other websites later that are better indexed for specific searches. The indexing/content of the old posts need to be improved - Will work on it bit by bit. You are welcome to leave comments - unfortunately I cannot reply to them as it causes Firefox errors.

HAWORTHIA AND SUCCULENT AUCTION

Espostoa melanostele

Espostoa melanostele

Espostoa melanostele flower
Common name: Old Man of Peru.

Haworthia picta - Moerasrivier select

Haworthia picta - Moerasrivier
Haworthia picta from Moerasrivier. Seedlings from selected parents with attractive markings.

Haworthia fouchei

Haworthia fouchei

Aloe humilis


 
Aloe humilis flower

Aloe humilis
The two pictures above are from a plant originating from the Eastern Cape.

Aloe humilis East of Calitzdorp
An attractive clump from east of Calitzdorp.

Protea eximia

Protea eximia

Protea eximia flower

Restio triticeus

Restio triticeus
Male plant.

Synonym  (Afr): Besembos, Besemriet, Besemgoed.

Carpobrotus edulis

Carpobrotus edulis

Carpobrotus edulis

Psoralea affinis

Psoralea affinis

Psoralea affinis

Psoralea affinis flowers

Faucaria tigrina

Faucaria tigrina

Faucaria tigrina
Plants in habitat in the vicinity Glen Graig.

Aloe gariepensis

Aloe gariepensis

Aloe gariepensis

Aloe chlorantha

Aloe chlorantha

Aloe chlorantha

Erica viridiflora ssp. viridiflora

Erica viridiflora ssp. viridiflora

Psoralea azurea

Psoralea azurea
A bush in flower on the Outeniqua Mountains.

Psoralea azurea flowers

Hoodia grandis

Hoodia grandis
Seedlings from Keurfontein south of Laingsburg.

Hoodia grandis flowers
Flowers.

Euphorbia caput -medusae

Euphorbia caput -medusae is somewhat similar to the more robust Euphorbia tuberculata with similar flowers. Judging from the specimens I have the tubercles of Euphorbia caput -medusae are not as pronounced as the one of Euphorbia tuberculata. Euphorbia caput -medusae bears its cyathia almost right to the tip of the fingers while in the case of Euphorbia tuberculata the cyathia are more to the side. Peter Bruyns has both these  'species' and some others that are even more different included under Euphorbia caput -medusae. I keep the names separate for practical reasons. 

Euphorbia caput -medusae
This is a seedling of one of the largest growing "Medusa Head" Euphorbias of South Africa. Their natural habitat is on the Cape Penisula, a high rainfall area.

Euphorbia caput -medusae cyathia flowers
Cyathia (flowers).

Euphorbia symmetrica

Euphorbia symmetrica
A female plant starting to flower.


Euphorbia obesa ssp.symmetrica
A male plant.

Closely related to Euphorbia obesa but the latter elongates with age while Euphorbia symmetrica does not seem to do so. Euphorbia symmetrica is found at only a few localities north of Willowmore.

Synonym: Euphorbia obesa ssp.symmetrica

Euphorbia stellispina

Euphorbia stellispina
Original plant from west of Rietbron.

Euphorbia stellispina crest
A crest.


Euphorbia stellispina spines male flowers cyathia
Cyathia(flowers) of a male plant.

Euphorbia eustacei

Euphorbia eustacei

Euphorbia eustacei flowers cyathia leaves
Female plant flowering.

Euphorbia eustacei habitat
Plant in habitat north of Sutherland.

Hoodia flava

Hoodia flava
Synonym: Trichocaulon flavum.

Euphorbia submammillaris

Euphorbia submammillaris
Originally from MosselBay

Euphorbia flanagani

Euphorbia flanagani
Seed grown specimen originating from Mazeppa Bay.

Euphorbia flanagani flower cyathium

Ledebouria ovatifolia ssp. scabrida

Ledebouria ovatifolia ssp. scabrida

Ledebouria ovatifolia ssp. scabrida  flowers

Conophytum truncatum ssp. truncatum var. wiggettiae

Conophytum truncatum ssp. truncatum var. wiggettiae grows naturally in the vicinity of De Rust, Dysselsdorp and also Calitzdorp.

In the De Rust and Dysselsdorp areas the plants prefer hills made of enon comglomerate, often with a reddish colour. 

The plants themselves have a reddish tint and multiple papillae on the surface. Seedlings  grown in shade often lack the reddish colour until exposed to more sunlight.

The plants however avoid full day sun by growing mostly on the southern or south eastern slope of a hill.


Hazenjacht.


Hazenjacht.

Habitat Hazenjacht.


Conophytum truncatum ssp. truncatum var. wiggettiae

Gibbaeum haagei

Gibbaeum haagei

Didymaotus lapidiformis

Didymaotus lapidiformis