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ADROMISCHUS CRISTATUS (Haw.) Lem. VAR. CRISTATUS
Section: 5 Longipedunculati

Separated from typical A. cristatus are varieties clavifolius, mzimvubuensis , schonlandii and zeyheri.



DISTRIBUTION
Eastern Cape.

Adromischus cristatus
A. cristatus, Gamtoos Bridge, N Jeffrey’s Bay.
CHARACTERS
Usually distinguished from other Adro. species by aerial root hairs on its stems (except vars. mzimvubuensis & zeyheri). The typical variety has a broad, usually wavy, horny margin across the leaf tip, leaves 1 to 1 times as long as wide, with glabrous inflorescences and flowers.

COMMENTS
This underrated species is very variable, compact and it is worth growing a lot of samples. Some have good dark red markings, others exaggerated wavy leaf margins.

Last Updated: Feb 2004
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