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Huernia pillansii N.E. Br.


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Huernia pillansiiDistribution:  Southern Western Cape, From Laingsburg and Ladismith districts eastwards to Steyterville.

Description:  Stems may have up to 24 spirals or series of tubercles, each tubercle has a long, soft bristle.  The beard formed by these bristles shades the plant and reduces water loss.

Flower:  The flowers are small (30 mm in diameter), brown and papillate.  They have narrow, tapering corolla lobes.

Cultivation:  Shade, little water (prone to rot, especially in autumn & winter), frost protection required. min temp 10 C.

Grower:  Etwin Aslander


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