Hellmut Richard Toelken, 1978
Vanrhynsdorp; Western South
Mix - Quarts Grit
Pale Yellowish-Green / Pink
Pygmy Butterbush, Dwerg
This member of the
was given this name by Hellmut Richard Toelken in 1978. It is found
around Vanrhynsdorp in western South Africa, growing in a well drained
quarts soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
seven centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from ten to 20 centimetres in height. The flowers are pale
yellowish-green and can have some pink parts.
The genera name
is an anagram of Cotyledon; a closely-related genus. The
species name from Latin; pygmaeus; 'dwarf, short' for the size of
the entire plant.
This must be a
winter-grower, but opportunistic.