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The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Tongue-leaved Plant

Afrikaans name:

The beautiful yellow flowers of the Tongue-leaved Plant (Glottiphyllum linguiforme)

Tongue-leaved Plant

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Glottiphyllum linguiforme

The Tongue-leaved Plant comes from the Oudtshoorn area.

It has bright yellow flowers and fleshy 'tongue-like' leaves.

These plants form a low spreading mass. They reach a maximum height of around 15 cm.

Their fleshy leaves allow them to withstand arid areas.

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