Conophytum carpianum (Doornpoort)

This locality is a valley on the western side of the Ploegberg in the Richtersveld. Until recently, this was thought to be the only place that it grew, but it has now been found elsewhere on the same mountain. With its grey bodies, it is probably the nicest-looking species in the section Saxetana. However the scented nocturnal flowers are rather small. There is very little variation in the species.