ISI 2008-15. Cheiridopsis derenbergiana Schwantes

This is a widespread Namaqualand species that includes a number of synonyms. In any case it is a satisfying miniature with pellucid, punctate leaves and lemon-yellow to nearly charteuse flowers. It grows well in our greenhouse but is more compact outdoors in the shade-house in brighter light and better ventilation and where it survives mild frosts and winter rains. HBG 97768, second generation seedlings of J. Trager 97-29, seed collected atop gneiss hills above Omega Farm, ca. 20 km ENE of Springbok, N. Cape, S. Africa. $6.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 80 (2), March - April, 2008