“Gibbaeum” Genus

Gibbaeum Genus Image

This member of the family Aizoaceae consists of 21 species. It naturally occurs in South Africa. The name derives from the Latin word that means gibbous like the moon. This name is because its leaves appear to be a series of gibbous as the plant grows. Some of the leaves are more elongated than others depending on the species but they all have a gibbous shape to varying degrees.

Plants in this genus are small, they may be considered to be dwarf succulents and they have a certain ornamental allure due to size and shape. The growth of these leaves is not always orderly as it is possible to find some of them facing upward while others tend to one direction or the other. These swollen leaves have a more or less similar pale green hue. They often don’t have stems and if they have them, they are very small. Their flowers are white or pink and they look like daisies.

Gibbaeum Plants On Succulent City

Gibbaeum Heathi Image
Gibbaeum Heathi
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Gibbaeum Pilosulum
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Gibbaeum Dispar
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Gibbaeum Petrense


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