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Curio acaulis

Curio acaulis

Upright or sprawling perennial leaf succulent up to 30 cm. Cylindrical to spindle-shaped grey-green leaves in terminals tufts. Bears a solitary discoid (no ray florets) yellow flowerhead (October to November). The outer florets are female.

Distribution in the Hex

Rocky karroid slopes of De Doorns Renosterveld Karoo.


  • Manning, J. & Goldblatt, P. 2012. Plants of the Greater Cape Floristic Region 1: the Core Cape flora, Strelitzia 29. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.