Conophytum ectypum ssp. ignavum CR1384 (Kangnas)

The photo shows type locality material which has the smallest heads of any forms of the species. There is a second locality known a little further north on the Koeriesberg which is slightly larger. As plants of C. ectypum mature, they get later and later to emerge from their old sheaths in the autumn. This is taken to the extreme in ssp. ignavum which keeps its tunic fastened until almost winter.