ISI 2002-32. Lomatophyllum aff. prostratum Perrier

Perhaps less exotic-looking than the more typical form of L. prostratum above, this is still beautiful, with white-spotted flexible green leaves and bright red flowers in autumn. If pollinated, the berry-like fruits that follow are green at maturity. HBG 84535, from controlled pollination of plants collected by Röösli and Hoffmann (3495), Nov. 25, 1995, on quartzite in a forest at Analalava, Madagascar. $7.50.

in flower

Photo © 2002 by John N. Trager. Images may not be used elsewhere without permission.

Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 74 (2), March - April, 2002