Conophytum ssp. cupreatum SH1249, Rooifontein

Conophytum ssp. cupreatum SH1249, Rooifontein. This clone has the largest bodies of three sparate clones from Steven A. Hammer. Three flowers photographed on 09/15/07.

Conophytum ssp. cupreatum SH1249, Rooifontein

The same clone of Conophytum ssp. cupreatum SH1249, Rooifontein, as in the previous image, somewhat unusually, a fourth flower blossoms after the other three blooms have become satiny dried silken tossels, probably just indicating plant division next year. Photographed 09/29/2007.

Conophytum ssp. cupreatum 
            SH 1249, Rooifontein

Conophytum ssp. cupreatum SH 1249, Rooifontein. The second of the three different clones from Steven Hammer. Photographed 09/29/2007.

Conophytum pellucidum 
            ssp. pellucidum var. terricolor SH1950 W. Garies.

Conophytum pellucidum ssp. pellucidum var. terricolor SH1950 W. Garies, a real miniature, is less than half the size of the plant seen below. Acquired from Steven A. Hammer, it is dark with only traces of mysterious colors showing on the dual lobes, pair-wrapped in a common sheath. Photographed 09/29/07.

Conophytum pellucidum 
            ssp. pellucidum var. terricolor Reitberg.

Conophytum pellucidum ssp. pellucidum var. terricolor Reitberg. One of two clones acquired from Steven A. Hammer. This plant would have shown the sheaths of the previous image, but I used surgical tweezers to preen the plant for the photo shoot. Photographed 09/29/07

Conophytum pellucidum 
            ssp. pellucidum var. terricolor Reitberg.

Conophytum pellucidum ssp. pellucidum var. terricolor Reitberg. The second of two clones acquired from Steven A. Hammer. Photographed 09/29/07

Conophytum pellucidum 
            ssp. pellucidum var. terricolor.

Conophytum pellucidum ssp. pellucidum var. terricolor. A different collected clone. Photographed 09/19/10

Conophytum reconditum (clonotype) plant on September 19th.

Conophytum reconditum (clonotype) plant on September 19th, 2010. Tiny and minuscule, with leaves less than 1.5 mm square, it amazes me that it was actually discovered! The flowers are 4.5 to 6 mm in diameter.

Conophytum x marnierium

Conophytum x marnierium. One of three purple-leaved clones obtained from Steven A. Hammer newly flowers a rich, brilliant orange. Alas, it will fade to light orange over the next few days. Photographed 09/29/07.

Conophytum wettsteinii SB795 Modderfontein.

Strangely wavy spotted tops in flower cover the three bodies of Conophytum wettsteinii SB795 Modderfontein from Mesa Garden, number MG1596.9. Photographed 09/09/07.

Conophytum wettsteinii SB795 Modderfontein.

The same plant as above, Conophytum wettsteinii SB795 Modderfontein from Mesa Garden, number MG1596.9. Photographed from the side, 09/09/07.

Conophytum wettsteinii RR430 Anenous Pass MG 1471.2

Conophytum wettsteinii RR430 Anenous Pass, MG1471.2 Plant obtained from MesaGarden. Photographed 09/29/07. Such a classic look. I could be mistaken, but wasn't this cast on a Star Treck episode?

Conophytum Meyeri cv. 'Niveum'

Conophytum Meyeri cv. 'Niveum'. Obtained as rooted cuttings from Steven A. Hammer. Photographed 09/15/2007. Flowers are shorter lived than on other Conophytum.

Conophytum pearsonii 'glabrum' Bitterfontein, MG1441.1

Conophytum pearsonii 'glabrum' Bitterfontein. Obtained as rooted cuttings from Mesa Garden, number MG1441.1. Photographed 10/21/2007. Flowers are at the end of their life.

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