Yet another un named succulent

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Hilary

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Yet another un named succulent
« on: June 13, 2021, 08:06:54 AM »
 UNKNOWN SUCCULENT

I donít know when I acquired this succulent but it came without a name which I have been quite unsuccessful in discovering.

After knocking off a leaf I found It is easily grew from said leaf.

The plant  produced this flower in June 2019


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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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John J

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Re: Yet another un named succulent
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2021, 04:04:28 PM »
Hilary, I'd hazard a guess at Adromischus cooperi. Comes from Cape Province, South Africa, grows easily from leaf cuttings and has fairly inconspicuous flowers.
Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

Hilary

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Re: Yet another un named succulent
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2021, 07:48:51 AM »
Many thanks John,
I have just written the following and now realize you tentatively identify the mystery plant  as Andromischus cooperi , both close enough I think

" Yesterday I posted photos of an UNKNOWN SUCULENT. I had tried many times to find out the name of this succulent, looked through my succulent and cactus books, searched the internet even put a photo on Google images but no success

I checked all the series of stamps from South Africa which I have, still no success

Yesterday afternoon I thought to look up Graptopetalum paraguayense another plant which is easily grown from the leaf and came across the website SUCCULENTS and SUNSHINE. where the types of succulents are sorted into categories.

Ignoring Agave, Aloe, Crassula and others I clicked on Other Succulent Varieties and there it was, the mystery plant, Adromischus maculatus.

As usual the plant has several synonyms a couple are
Adromischus rhombifolius and Cotyledon maculata ."

MGS member
Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Yet another un named succulent
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2021, 08:18:32 AM »
The latest cacti for the kitchen windowsill
The label named them Συλλεκτικά meaning Collectibles

MGS member
Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care