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Trichodiadema fergusoniae

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Photo by  Eli & Hilje Fallaux.

Author: Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus, 1928
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  9 Centimetres
Height:  25 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Pale Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Aizoaceae family was described by Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus in 1928. It is found in South Africa, growing in grit or another well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow up to nine centimetres in diameter, the whole plant reaches for up to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are white with pink stripes. The plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

The genera name from the Greek thirix; 'hair' and diadema; 'band around the head', referring to the crown of bristles on the leaf tips. The species is named after Mrs. Emily Ferguson.