ISI 2020-25. Oscularia piquetbergensis (L. Bolus) H. E. K. Hartmann

This plant was previously offered as Lampranthus piquetbergensis, a synonym, ISI 93-4. It has been a durable and attractive mounding groundcover in the Huntington’s Desert Garden for more than forty years. Like other members of the genus Oscularia it has charming, tugboat-shaped leaves with red margins in good light, though in this case mostly lacking marginal teeth. We offer rooted cuttings of HBG 35170, a plant grown from seed received from Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden (49/74), March, 1975. That was collected on a National Botanic Garden expedition February 11, 1974, at Bushman’s Hollow, at the top of Piketberg, W. Cape, S. Africa. $7.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 92 (2), Summer 2020