Conophytum hyracis (Syferkop)

Discovered in 2007, this species seems to be confined to just one small hill which does make it vulnerable to e.g. mining threats. The individual heads are very small and cylindrical with a variation in the dark markings on top. It is easy to grow but does not seem to flower very freely and the plant illustrated is about as good as it gets. My personal opinion is that this is a dwarf local ecotype of the more widespread C. chauviniae.