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PlantFiles: Baynesia
Baynesia lophophora

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

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Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

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

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Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive franj 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.


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

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona

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