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 04-30-2023
IUCN Red List: Critically Endangered Species
Distribution Agreement (CBD or similar) - Plants do not leave Greenhouse/TLS w/o Manager approval!