Section: 5 Longipedunculati
From the mountains surrounding the Little
Karoo growing on acidic, quartzitic
The Adro with mealy, white farinose,
crowded leaves. Red spotted forms are
rare in habitat and impossible to repeat
under glass. With age, stems can become
covered with root hairs on some clones.
This beautiful species is slow in
cultivation. Winter growing. Do not
Nice petite forms have been found in the
central Little Karoo, SE. Anysberg.
Bryan Makin wrote an article
about searching for this species in South
Africa, which is reproduced on the next
page from The Cactulent 1958.
A. leucophyllus, NW.
Seweweekspoort, photo by Adam Harrower.
A. leucophyllus, a red-spotted form in the Rooinek Pass, S.
which does not stay red in cultivation.