MARIANIAE "IMMACULATUS" Uitewaal
Section: 5 Longipedunculati
See also marianiae, antidorcadum, geyeri, hallii, herrei, kubusensis, Little Spheroid and Tanqua.
S. Namaqualand, Knersvlakte.
Plants usually have cylindrical
leaves, but with great variation in
marking and texture. As defined here,
it usually has less rough leaves than A. marianiae
but it is difficult to differentiate. Probably
more closely related to the
lower-altitude A. marianiae "kubusensis",
along the Namaqualand coast.
A. marianiae "immaculatus",
slightly rough, in the central Knersvlakte, under a Dicrocaulon nurse bush. Photograph: D & M Corina.
All A. marianiae plants can be
distinguished from all other species by
the ever-present horseshoe shaped margin,
although sometimes it is tiny at the tip.