Mesembs - Gibbaeum comptonii

Also known as Living Stones and Ice Plant, seedlings of the South African dwarf succulent Gibbaeum comptonii (Caryophyllales - Aizoaceae) grow in clumps characterized by pairs of leaves mostly globular. The sizes of the leaves of a same pair are sometimes different. The asymmetry of the leaf pairs is a distinguishing characteristic of the genus. Flowers are magenta.

Sometimes this species is considered synonym to Gibbaeum heathii.

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Photo credit: [Top: ©Martin Heigan | Locality: South Africa, 2010] - [Bottom: ©Stuart Robinson | Locality: unknown, 2011]