Cotyledon orbiculata (Picture 671)

Cotyledon orbiculata (Haw.) is widespread in south of Nabia and South- Africa, specially on the hills and mountains. Seen here near Helmeringhausen in Namibia on October 2,1996. It has varied forms of leaves and as you can see it flowers in October. Indigenous evergreen shrub and a wonderful rock garden plant in warm regions. It likes very dry and hot places.

Local names: Pig's ear or Varkoor-plakkie.