Climate Chart

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Fig. 1 Euphorbia heptagona (syn. Euphorbia enopla) is a nice species, especially because of its long red-coloured spines

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Fig. 2 A pretty Haworthia occurring on the farm Wilgefontein, ostensibly Haworthia aristata

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Fig. 3 Close-up of Haworthiopsis sordida var. sordida, a slow-growing species with very nice dark green to almost black, finely-tubercled leaves

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Fig. 4 Crassula sarcocaulis subsp. sarcocaulis, a small erect or spreading succulent shrub that grows very well in containers, making it an easy-care, succulent bonsai tree

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Fig. 5 Flower of Pachypodium succulentum

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Fig. 6 Euphorbia polygona var. polygona and the cycad Encephalartos longifolius occurring together in Mountain Fynbos habitat

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Fig. 7 Cotyledon campanulata in flower growing in Albany Thicket on the Klipfontein farm

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Fig. 8 Close-up of the bell-shaped flower of the attractive Cotyledon campanulata

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Fig. 9 A handsome specimen of Crassula ovata, often described as looking like a miniature tree; a popular indoor plant worldwide

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Fig. 10 Odd stems of the 'miniature tree' Crassula ovata

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Fig. 11 The beautiful blue cycad Encephalartos lehmannii is the most drought-resistant species within the genus

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Fig. 12 The elephant's foot Dioscorea elephantipes is surely one of the most beautiful, weird and spectacular caudiciform plants in the world of succulents

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Fig. 13 Cynanchum viminale subsp. viminale, formerly known as Sarcostemma viminale subsp. viminale. This extremely variable species is widely distributed in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa

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Fig. 14 Flower of Cynanchum viminale subsp. viminale

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Fig. 15 Cotyledon orbiculata var. orbiculata in Grassland habitat


All photographs taken by Detlef Schnabel. All photos copyright of the author and BCSS 2016.