tylhd.jpg (6233 bytes) The genus Tylecodon belong to the crassulaceae family.  The plants are small (Tylecodon scadens) to medium-sized (Tylecodon paniculatus) in shape, stems are smooth and papery or covered in tubercles.  The leaves are smooth to pubescent, linear to roundish in shape, light green to dark green in colour often tinged red. 
Flowers appear on an inflorescence, they are red to pink or brownish-green in colour.  Flowers are tubular and bell-shaped.
The distribution area for Tylecodon is southern Namibia through Namaqualand and dry regions of the Western Cape, South Africa.  The plants are found on rocky slopes.


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Tylecodon paniculatus Tylecodon reticulatus      

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