Trichodiadema

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Trichodiadema
Trichodiadema densum.jpg
Trichodiadema densum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Trichodiadema
Schwantes, 1926
Species

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Trichodiadema is a genus of succulent plants of the family Aizoaceae.

The name "Trichodiadema" comes from the ancient Greek "τρῐχός" (=hair, bristle) and "διαδεμα" (=crown)

They come from Cape Province in South Africa.

Description[edit]

Trichodiadema are small, short-stemmed succulents with small, elongated, alternating sections measuring 8 mm long. They are grey and green.

At the apex of each alternating section is a ring of small bristles radiating around the center, that give the appearance of a cactus areola.

The flowers look like daisies, but with dark red petals, earning them the nickname "Desert Rose".

Cultivation[edit]

The plant requires sun exposure (although not too intense), and well-drained soil.

Propagation is by division of the clumps. Propagation by cuttings is difficult, because of the risk of rot.

T. densum has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[1]

List of species[edit]

Trichodiadema densum
The flower

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Trichodiadema densum". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  2. ^  : the most known sprecies. Stems lie on the ground. Silks are longer than those of other species.

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