Barberton Pig's Ears
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A recently named succulent shrublet, recognized by its wedge-shaped (cuneiform), green leaves, sparsely beset with glandular hairs and bearing tubular, orange to dull orange flowers in autumn, that are pollinated by sunbirds. It grows on steep rocky slopes and cliffs in Savanna vegetation of the mountainous terrain of the Barberton Centre of Endemism, Mpumalanga. Cotyledon egglii is easily grown and one of a dozen species of Cotyledon growing in South Africa (Van Jaarsveld & Koutnik 2004).