To end this short series, a few pictures of Monocots.
1 Aloe striata
2 A. ferox
3,4 Boophone disticha
Just for a change: just pictures and names. Hopefully a measure of inspiration will compensate for the lack of information.
Let’s start with some Crassula’s.
1 C. arborescens ssp. arborescens
2,3 C. barbata ssp. barbata
4 C. mesembryanthoides ssp. mesembryanthoides
5 C. nudicaulis v. platyphylla
6 C. perfoliata var. minor
7,8 C. perforata
If you are after sheer visual beauty, this species will not be high on your list. Nevertheless it is of great interest, because no other Haworthia looks quite like it. With their long narrow leaves (sometimes over 30 cm long) the plants could often easily be taken for clumps of grass.
They are found from the Calitzdorp area westward to Anysberg, usually on shaded -and therefore relatively cool and damp- southern slopes. In more open, drier and hotter spots, the plants stay much smaller, as you can see in the first three pictures.
It is often not easy to identify Glottiphyllum species, but this one is an exception. The very unequal pairs of leaves with their white margins make it very distinctive.
It also differs from most other members of the genus by not occurring in the Little Karoo, but in the Prince Albert-Willowmore area.