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Succulentsof theKnersvlakte(Part 1)<br />By<br />Wia Kotzé<br />
This show is mostly for your enjoyment and  to introduce you to the won-derfulsucculents of the Knersvlakte and Namak-wala...
Bababoudjies (Babies’ Bums)<br />
The seed pods starting to close up and the plant dries out to protect the seeds during the hot summer months<br />
Krapogies (Crab’s Eyes) Oophytumnanum<br />
Seed pods – they close up when conditions become unfavourable for germination<br />
A selection of succulents with seed pods in various stages<br />
Soutslaai  - Mesembryanthemum guerichianum<br />
Vinger en duimpie – “Finger and thumb”These plants utilise every tiny drop of dew<br />
Conophytum calculus  - Albastertjies / dobbelsteentjies (marbles / dice). They shrivel up to cover and protect the seeds i...
The End<br />(of Succulents Part 1)<br />Copyright Wia Kotze 2009<br />
My Namakwaland shows<br />My Namawaland series include:<br />1. The Knersvlakte<br />2.Succulents of Namakwaland Part 1<br...
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A slection of photos of succulents of the Knersvlakte in Namakwaland South Africa

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Succulents Part 1

  1. 1. Succulentsof theKnersvlakte(Part 1)<br />By<br />Wia Kotzé<br />
  2. 2. This show is mostly for your enjoyment and to introduce you to the won-derfulsucculents of the Knersvlakte and Namak-waland. It is not an attemtp to provide botan-icalinformation.<br />Where possible I will give the common names of the plants.<br />The little plant seen on the left is called a “Crochet Flower”<br />
  3. 3. Bababoudjies (Babies’ Bums)<br />
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  5. 5. The seed pods starting to close up and the plant dries out to protect the seeds during the hot summer months<br />
  6. 6. Krapogies (Crab’s Eyes) Oophytumnanum<br />
  7. 7.
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  9. 9. Seed pods – they close up when conditions become unfavourable for germination<br />
  10. 10. A selection of succulents with seed pods in various stages<br />
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  12. 12. Soutslaai - Mesembryanthemum guerichianum<br />
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  14. 14. Vinger en duimpie – “Finger and thumb”These plants utilise every tiny drop of dew<br />
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  16. 16. Conophytum calculus - Albastertjies / dobbelsteentjies (marbles / dice). They shrivel up to cover and protect the seeds in dry conditions wrapping them in a papery shroud. The seed pods only open when it is wet and the tiny yellow aromatic flowers only open at night. They bloom between March – May - not in spring. The plants are only 2-3 cm tall and can from clusters of up to 40 or more little plants.<br />
  17. 17. The End<br />(of Succulents Part 1)<br />Copyright Wia Kotze 2009<br />
  18. 18. My Namakwaland shows<br />My Namawaland series include:<br />1. The Knersvlakte<br />2.Succulents of Namakwaland Part 1<br />3. Succulents of Namakwaland Part 2<br />4. Spring in Namakwaland<br />5. The Quiver Tree Nursery and Vanrhynsdorp<br />For more information contact me at:<br />viawia01@gmail.com<br />

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