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Conophytum pium [S. Hammer (2009), Cact. Succ. J. (US) 81(4), 191-195]

Conophytum calculus - this tiny little plant exists as a little blob and once a year stick a big yellow/orange flower throw the little slit. The body of the plant is two leaves that have evolved to be fused together, probably to have less surface area through which to lose water. The new leaves also come out through the gap in the middle and the old leaves die away. An amazing plant!

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