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Photo by Marcela Churrarin, who have had this plant for 20 years.

Another plant by Bruce Phillips,

Photo by Marcela Churrarin.

Author: Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus, 1933
Origin:   Mitford Park; SE South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  4-8 Centimetres
Flower:   Yellow
Names:  Dwarf Tiger Jaw
Synonyms:  Faucaria hooleae, L. Bolus

This member of the Aizoaceae family was given this name by Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus in 1934. It is found in the Mitford Park area in Eastern Cape in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to four to eight centimetres in height. The flowers are bright yellow.

The genera name is from the Latin word fauces; 'animal mouth' because of the appearance of leaves. The species name from Latin; gratia; 'favour' or 'grace'.

A flowering plant by Mike Wisnev,

Photo by Marcela Churrarin.