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Pleiospilos canus
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Eastern Cape: Western Cape: Northern Cape:


I shall be lead by Jan and Anne-lise Vlok (Plants of the Klein Karoo) in this case and file this winter flowering Mesemb under Pleiospilos canus. It is also by many regarded as a form of Pleiospilos compactus.

The plants are quite easy to cultivate and germinate readily from seed.

Photographed in habitat at Leopoort in June 2013 by Mike Jordan.


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At Leopoort the plants are often found growing on bare shale.



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