Conophytum truncatum (Wikop)

The type species of the whole genus, being discovered by Thunberg and Masson in 1773. It has the most south-easterly distribution of any species and is found through the eastern Little Karoo into the Kamanassie Karoo and Springbokvlakte. It is thus widespread and variable but always easy to grow and having nicely-scented nocturnal flowers. The body markings can vary from being almost non-existent through to well-spotted as in Steve Hammer's collection shown above.