Conophytum regale Lavis
- Common Name:
- Family: Aizoaceae Rudolphi.
- Country of Origin: South Africa: SB 793, Namaqualand, NC
- Habitat: Crevices in quartz, succulent Karoo vegetation
- Description: Dwarf succulent with velvety, windowed leaves, and large regal violet flowers in autumn. This species was known from a single, fairly small population on a quartzite mountain in eastern Namaqualand. Its conservation status is technically considered critically endangered, but recent reports from the field indicate that Conophytum regale is either extinct in the wild or very nearly so, due to an increase in poaching beginning in 2019 (M.Opel).
- Accession # 202300008
- Source: M. Opel research collection
SB 793, Namaqualand, NC, RSA. Cuttings from Steven Hammer received by Matthew Opel, Aug. 1995
Additional provenance data on file but suppressed from public display.
- Accession Date: 01-12-2023
- Bench: 2207 - XER:Namib / Karoo D
- Currently: active - healthy
- Qty: 1 confirmed on 03-27-2023
- IUCN Red List: Critically Endangered Species
- Distribution Agreement (CBD or similar) - Plants do not leave Greenhouse/TLS w/o Manager approval!
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: core eudicots
- Order: Caryophyllales
- Family: Aizoaceae
- SubFamily: Ruschioideae
- Tribe: Ruschieae
A.J. Young & D. Raimondo 2020. SANBI Red List of South African Plants. Conophytum regale. Accessed Jan 12 2023.
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