Family: Mesebrianthemaceae (Aizoaceae)
Scientific name: Bijlia
cana N.E. Brown
Origin: It is endemic to few sites in the Prince
Albert area (South Africa, Great Karoo desert.
Habitat: Grows on silcrete
patches Daisy-like yellow flowers seem to grow out of solid rock, making
one wonder how their roots find source of sustenance. The species
comprising six populations isolated by 2-30 km.
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
Common Names include: Prince Albert Vygie.
Etymology: This rare plant takes its
name from Deborah van der Bijl, who discovered it in about 1930 .
- Bylia cana
- Bijlia dilatata