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Dinteranthus wilmotianus

Dinteranthus wilmotianus come from the Cape Province of South Africa. They are stemless forming clusters of paired whitish leaves with yellow flowers. They bloom from fall to spring. Occasional watering in summer as they grow in winter. Description: Dinteranthus wilmotianus are mimicry succulent plant with reduced leaves which look like, both in colour, texture and shape, the grey stones and pebbles found in their natural homes. Their very particular structure and colours have developed in order to allow them to live in the harsh conditions of their natural environment. It is usually solitary or few branched, with 3-5 branches each with a single leaf-pair in the resting state.   Leaves: Blue-grey or grey-green with darkblue-green dots, 5-6 cm long, rounded with distinct horny keels. The upper part of the couple of leaves are divided by a deep, but narrow, cleft and united for half their length. Flowers: Solitary, yellow, filaments basally white erect, staminodes absent, Fruit: The fruit is a 6-10 locular capsule with broadly winged valves. Photo is a mature plant.

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