Baynesia
Baynesia lophophora

Family: Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Baynesia
Species: lophophora (lof-OH-for-uh) (Info)

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 2, 2007, franj from Tucson, AZ wrote:

Found only in the Northwest of Namibia, Baynesia lophophora is a fairly new monotypic genus of Stapeliad. It is named for the the Baynes Mountains where it is found. It is apparently related to Caralluma and Rhytidicolon, the new Genus having features of each. Its flowers are pendant and very small, little more than a 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch across. It made the flower picture somewhat difficult to capture.