“Conophytum” Genus

Conophytum Genus Image

This plant is a southern African native, particularly in the Republic of South Africa and Namibia. Its name comes from a combination of two Greek words; conus and phytum which mean cone and plant respectively. It is commonly known as the cone plant, button plant, and dumpling. This genus has one hundred and six species, all of which are tiny succulents whose sizes range from ¼ inch to 2 inches. Leaves come in pairs with each pair also referred to as a body. Leaves can be conical, tubular, ovoid, or spherical depending on the species. The leaves are usually fused either partially or fully.

Each stem has a single body (pair of leaves) however, stems in this genus branch copiously. It is not unlikely to find a plant with over ten stems so the quantity of foliage will be sufficient. There may be instances when it produces two pairs of leaves. These increased leaves grow when there is particularly heavy rain. Flowers in this genus grow on top of the leaf and they are either yellow or purple. The purple flowers have yellow cores which comprise ovaries or stamens. Each flower has ten to twelve petals.

Conophytum Plants On Succulent City

Conophytum Bilobum Image
Conophytum Bilobum
Conophytum Calculus Image
Conophytum Calculus
Conophytum Burgeri Image
Conophytum Burgeri
Conophytum Pageae Image
Conophytum Pageae
Conophytum Wittebergense Image
Conophytum Wittebergense
Conophytum Maughanii Image
Conophytum Maughanii
Conophytum Concavum Image
Conophytum Concavum
Conophytum Ficiforme Image
Conophytum Ficiforme
Conophytum Obcordellum Image
Conophytum Obcordellum
Conophytum Angelica Image
Conophytum Angelica
Conophytum Flavum Image
Conophytum Flavum


Richard Miller

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