Section: 3 Brevipedunculati
This species is doubtfully
distinct from A. nanus.
Tölken described his A.
diabolicus as having
flattened leaves with a much
branched carnose base and fibrous
The few samples that I grow seem a little easier than A. nanus.
Because of either their small
size or soft leaves, all of
Section 3 are better propagated
via stem cuttings, rather than
It is puzzling that this has not
been seen in recent years from
the type locality (TL), south of
the Blesberg Mine.
Ancient plants in the shadows of a near vertical cliff, Grootberg,
N. Aggeneys, NW. Pofadder.
A. diabolicus close up at the Grootberg. Photos: Chris Rodgerson.
Readily growable, A. diabolicus, from the Grootberg, sampled by Steve Hammer as SH551.