ISI 2008-28. Ruschia tumidula (Haworth) Schwantes

This widespread species (from the W. Cape north to Namibia) grows to be an upright shrub to 60 cm. In spring its wand-like branches are clothed with bright magenta flowers 2 cm across. Rooted cuts of HBG 67594, a plant from seed collected Aug., 1990, by Michael Vassar (MV 6164), 5 km up Rooiberg Pass east of Calitzdorp, W. Cape, S. Africa. $6.

in flower

Photo © 2008 by John N. Trager. Images may not be used elsewhere without permission.

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