Euphorbia species nova Tanzania
THIS PLANT IS ON C.I.T.E.S. AND CANNOT BE EXPORTED
This is a new but as yet taxonomically undescribed species from Tanzania. Collected by Mike Massara, it is a tall shrub, at least in our collection, with small, deciduous leaves. It apparently forms a pachycaul trunk in time. Not much information for sure, but then it's all that we know.
Haworthia attenuata (cv Big Bands)
Haworthia attenuata (cv Enon)
Hydnophytum moseleyanum SEL 1984-0154
A bizarre, epiphytic, caudiciform plant native to New Guinea and northern Australia. It belongs to the family Rubiaceae that includes coffee. It has a globular caudex with some bumps but mainly smooth, glossy, skin and many tiny openings that lead to a labyrinth of interior chambers.
The leaves are curled, thick and leathery with a smooth surface, borne on a full crown of small limbs that also bear fleshy fruit. In nature it maintains a symbiotic relationship with ants that make a home in its interior chambers, in exchange for providing food and protection to the plant.
In cultivation, no native ant species are attracted to it. Can be grown potted in loose, well-drained media, or mounted in the fashion of a Platycerium fern, using a thin layer of sphagnum moss. Needs frequent watering, but will not tolerate being constantly wet.
Hydnophytum species Luzon (aff formicarum)
Agaves, Yuccas and Related Plants
AGAVES, YUCCAS, AND RELATED PLANTS: A Gardener's Guide, Mary and Gary Irish, 384 pp, 100 color photos, 6 x 9in, hardcover, ©2000 Outlining the gardening use of a many Agaves, Yuccas, and related species. For all with interest in this diverse and horticulturally important group of plants.