Tylecodon paniculatus (L.f.) Toelken

aka C. fascicularis Aiton; C. mollis Dinter; C.paniculata L.f.; C. tardilora Bonpl.

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Distribution:  Found throughout Namaqualand and drier parts of the western Cape Province and Namibia
Description:  T. paniculatus reaches a height of 1 meter.  The swollen stem is covered with a flaky yellowish bark.  The succulent green ovate, and entire leaves are up to 5 cm long. Plants are deciduous.
Flower:  The 2 cm long dull-red companulate flowers open on branched stalks.
Propagation:  Seeds and cuttings.
Cultivation:  The following cultivation tips are for Kleinzee, NCape, ZA.   Under UV deck (UV protected clear greenhouse plastic), regular water autumn through spring, no water in summer.
Common names:  Botterboom, t'kabadda.
Fact:  There are 28 spp of tylecodon in southern Africa of which 16 occur in Namaqualand

Photographer: Etwin Aslander of Selecta Succulents - Plant/Seed Source

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