Small bush about 80cm high. Leaves sessile and hairless on either sides except for stiff bristles on the edges (margins?) and the odd bristle on the midrib of the underside. Young leaves about 2cm long, 5mm wide. Older leaves up to 5cm long, 8mm wide. Flowers pale pink to blue (about 15mm long) with no hairs on the outside of the flower. Flowers hairy on the inside (seen under the microscope). Style hairy. At the base of each stamen there is also a hairy collar. What is the difference between L glaucophyllus and L hottentoticus?
Flowering shrub (10 petals, pale yellow to white) with shark, robust spikes on leaves and smaller spikes in the Gamsberg "Basin". Generally an arid region but the kloof is a protected environment with ground water seepage. Sandy soil.
Plant about 20 cm high. Area mowed regularly so plants may be a bit stunted. Description on E. spicatus and E. incanus very similar (apart from incanus with hairs on base of filaments tufted). Is there an easier way to ID them? I'll go for incanus as habitat is given as clay flats. E. incanus listed as Vulnerable, E. spicatus as Endangered.