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ADROMISCHUS SCHULDTIANUS (Poelln.) H.E. Moore SUBSP. SCHULDTIANUS
Section: 2 Boreali

A. schuldtianus is separated into three: the typical subspecies, subsp. brandbergensis and subsp. juttae.



DISTRIBUTION
Central & SW. Namibia. This is the most north-westerly Adromischus species.

CHARACTERS
Variable in size, with rounded, obovate leaves from a much thickened rootstock.

CULTIVATION
Like all of section 2, this is prone to rotting, either via the tuberous base or dried inflorescences.

With age, the centre goes bare and looks ugly. Then it is time to restart your plant from a side cutting and bin the central lump!

COMMENTS
Von Poellnitz's type was a cultivated plant without any habitat data, 
allegedly from South Africa, but presumably lost when the Berlin herbarium was bombed. In line with current usage, a good choice for a replacement is Giess 9039 from Nabitsaus, near Groot Aub, S Windhoek, Namibia.

Flowers
Adromischus schuldtianus
A. schuldtianus subsp. schuldtianus, EvJ17472, Auasberge, SE. Windhoek, Namibia.

Adromischus schuldtianus
A. schuldtianus subsp. schuldtianus, in habitat on the Auasberge. Photo: Ernst van Jaarsveld, Kirstenbosch.

Last Updated: Dec 2007
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