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  Odontophorus  protoparcoides
(Syn: Odontophorus angustifolius subsp. protoparcoides )
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Odontophorus protoparcoides.
 

Description: This is a low growing leaf succulent that forms dwarf clumps or eventually in age substantial cushion up to 50 cm in diameter.
Stems:
Very short, branching, with only 4 to 6 leaves.
Leaves: Triangular, succulent with strong keel. Edges with marginal serrate teeth at tip. The surface is covered by long papillae which give the characteristic felty grey-green colour. The subspecies "protoparcoides" has been distinguished by the long blackish or dark red bristles on the leaf keel teeth and on the leaf surface.
Flowers: Solitary, sessile or shortly pedicellate, petals usually  yellow or pale yellow, but also pinkish or orange in colour, often short and sub-erect.
Blooming season:
Spring.
 
Family: Mesebrianthemaceae (Aizoaceae)

Scientific name:  Odontophorus protoparcoides

Synonyms:

  • Odontophorus angustifolius subsp. protoparcoides S.A.Hammer

Origin:  Northern Namaqualand, particularly in the Steinkopf area.


Odontophorus protoparcoides EVJ 631B Rosyntjieberg
This form has nice
tomato worm teeth in the leaves tips.
 

 


Cultivation:
The Odontophorus are easy to grow. These plants requires little water, otherwise their epidermis breaks (resulting in unsightly scars). Regular water from spring through to autumn. Water minimally in winter, only when the plant starts shrivelling - but it will generally grow even in winter if given water). Requires good drainage. Keep cool and shaded in summer; it needs full sun or light shade. Hardy to -2C (or less if dry).

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

 

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