Location: Cumberland Nature Reserve
Lat/Lng: -29.515036, 30.515623
Grassland. Soil was wet due to rain the previous day. Wildlife include: zebra, giraffe, and impala. Rock formations were present close to the specimens. Individual was growing near an Aloe spp. and under the shade of a tree. Close
Observed: 21st August 2016
Added: 24th August 2016
Specimen is a part of the family Crassulaceae. Specimen is low, shrubby and roughly 50cm in height. Leaves are succulent, very waxy and covered in a white powdery substance. Leaf margins are outlined by a red border on the top half of the leaf. Leaves are evergreen. Flowers were bell-shaped, drooping and arranged in clusters of 2-5. This particular specimen was growing very close to a rock, almost under it. Perennial. Known to be poisonous to cattle and farm animals particularly sheep and goats, causing paralysis, muscle convulsions and bloating in affected animals.