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Eucomis vandermerwei

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Asparagaceae > Genus: Eucomis

Eucomis vandermerwei, near Dullstroom, Mpumalanga, South Africa. [images Judd Kirkel , from iNaturalist]

 

Eucomis vandermerwei in fruit, rocky slopes and flat plates of Steenkampsberg quartzite, between Belfast and Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Between 15 and 20 cm tall (including inflorescence. Leaves speckled with maroon dots. All parts slightly succulent. [image Priscilla Burgoyne , from iNaturalist]