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Conophytum rawei G.D.Rowley
Natl. Cact. Succ. J. 33: 7 1978 Norn. nov. for Ophthalmophyllum longitubum L.Bolus (1962)

Accepted Scientific Name: Conophytum longum N.E.Br.
Gard. Chron. III, 88: 8 1930.

Conophytum rawei Photo by: K.k. Agrawal


See all synonyms of Conophytum longum
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Conophytum longum N.E.Br.
Gard. Chron. III, 88: 8 1930.
Synonymy: 10

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Eye-Leaves

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Ophthalmophyllum longum group

  • Conophytum longum N.E.Br.: (syn: Ophthalmophyllum longitubum L. Bolus 1962) has small single or sparsely branched velvety-soft, lime green bodies with age and forming a small mat. Flowers white or pink. Distribution: Namaqualand, Northern Cape.
  • Conophytum rawei G.D.Rowley: this is a local form found 25 miles (40 km) west of Goodhouse on the way to Jakklswater. It is not not distinguishable, if not for the geographical provenance.
  • Ophthalmophyllum schlechteri Schwantes ex H.Jacobsen: has 1-2 bodies up to 40 mm long, 18 mm in diameter, smooth, not hairy, dark green to pale flesh tint or somewhat reddish. Distribution: Little Namaqualand, forty miles east of Port Nolloth.

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