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Photo from Specks.

The flower by Robert Maijer.

Author: Ernst Jacobus van Jaarsveld, 1989
Origin:  Cape Province; South Africa
Soil:  Mix - Grit
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  2-7 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Rosyntjieberg-Nenta
Synonyms:  Tylecodon cremnophilus, Bruyns.

This member of the Crassulaceae family was given this name by Ernst Jacobus van Jaarsveld in 1989. It is found in Rosyntjiesberg; northern Richtersveld National Park, growing in rock cracks with little water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant up to seven centimetres in height. The flowers are white, and occurs before the leaves.

The genera name is an anagram of Cotyledon; a closely-related genus. The species name after Ellaphie Ward-Hilhorst, 1920-1994, a botanical artist.

This is a winter-grower.

Wild plant by Ernst van Jaarsveld.