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ADROMISCHUS FILICAULIS (Eckl. & Zeyh.) C.A. Smith SUBSP. FILICAULIS
(fragilis Hutchison, fusiformis (Rolfe) A. Berger, kleinioides C.A. Smith)
Section: 1 Adromischus


A. filicaulis
is divided into subspecies filicaulis and subsp.
marlothii.


DISTRIBUTION
Richtersveld, Namaqualand, Knersvlakte.

CHARACTERS

Distinguished by terete (cylindrical) leaves on stout stems. Sometimes grows next to A. alstonii.

CULTIVATION
Robust - cut long stems back to force clustering from the base.

COMMENTS
Seedlings start with flat leaves, but these grow terete with age. Occasionally flattish leafed clones are found within populations, possibly hybrid individuals with A. alstonii. The most southerly
forms from NE. Clanwilliam would make a good new taxon.

Adromischus filicaulis
Unusually well-spotted with red, A. filicaulis from W. Springbok in light rain. In UK cultivation, I have never seen such a colourful specimen.

Adromischus filicaulis
A. filicaulis in the southern Knersvlakte.

Last Updated: Dec 2007
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