HEMISPHAERICUS (L.) Lem.
hemisphericus in error; rotundifolius
(Haw.) C.A. Smith)
Section: 1 Adromischus
Vredendal to Table Mountain to
Flat leaves on stout stems, with or
without red spots.
Robust and easy.
More variable in size than A.
alstonii, with nice
dwarf forms towards the western coast.
Widespread and difficult to
justify its separation.
Makin wrote article about searching for
this species on the Cape
Peninsula, which is reproduced here from The
is the type species for the genus
Adromischus and is typified by the engraving
"Cotyledon Capensis, folio
second un-numbered page, between text on
pp.112-113) in J.J. Dillenius'
Hortus Elthamensis from the 1732 Edition.
A. hemisphaericus growing above
Sea Point, Cape Town. Photo: Chris
hemisphaericus growing high on lichen
rocks in winter at Katbakkies, NE. Ceres.
again, nearby in the Swartruggens on the
Blinkberg, showing summer dessication &
by Bruce Bayer.