Conophytum pellucidum ssp. saueri (Platbakkies)

The flowers have their throats obscured by non-petalloid staminodes in a way that is quite unlike other pellucidums. It does not show very well in the photo but the flowers are a curious pale apricot in colour. Most pellucidums grow on granite (gneiss) hills, but this one grows buried in quartz patches and is difficult to see when not in flower. The area of distribution is very restricted. It is not easy to grow and the leaves will split with the slightest amount of overwatering.