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Tylecodon wallichii

Tylecodon wallichii

kandelaarbos, karkeibos

Succulent shrublet with warty stem. Pale green succulent leaves usually upright, narrow, almost cylindrical are present in tufts near to top of branches. Flowers in summer when leaves are completely absent.

Readily hybridizes with T. paniculatus when occuring together. The name Tylecodon is an anagram of Cotyledon, a closely related genus of plants.

Distribution in the Hex

Occurs in De Doorns Renosterveld Karoo vegetation.


  • Manning, J., 2018. Field Guide to Fynbos
  • Smith, G.F., Crouch, N.R., Figueiredo, E., Field Guide to Succulents in Southern Africa