Species Duvalia caespitosa
Pictures from Observations
Etymology of Duvalia:
For Henri Auguste Duval (1774–1814), French physician and botanist. He studied medicine at the University of Paris, was famous for his catalogue Plantae succulenta in horto Alenconio (1809) and was the author of Enumeratio plantarum succulentum in horto Alenconio. He was the first person to describe the plant genera Gasteria, Haworthia and Ligulari, and authored a book on all the species found naturally in the environs of Paris (1813).
Etymology of caespitosa:
From the Latin caespitis = 'grassy' or 'mound'; i.e. forming a low rounded mound
Duvalia caespitosa (Masson) Haw.
Syn. Pl. Succ. 45 (1812)
Dwarf, mat-forming leafless succulent with 4--5-angled, tuberculate stems 1--1.5 cm long. Flowers 18--25 mm diam., dark brown, with raised annulus, petals narrow with deflexed margins, finely pubescent, corona pale brown, disc-like but not completely covering the annulus. Mar.--Oct. Gravelly slopes and flats, NW, KM, LB, SE (S Namibia and Karoo to E Cape).