Conophytum maughanii ssp. armeniacum CR1228 (near Maerpoort)

One of the nocturnal-flowering species that tends to be buried in quartz fields in the wild. The three subspecies grow right across the Northern Cape from near the Atlantic to Pofadder; a very wide distribution for a cono. The western subspecies is shown above and although variable in colour, this bonze shade is most typical. Do not think that it was discovered in Armenia! The name means that it looks like an apricot.