Last updated on August 25th, 2023 at 12:23 pm
Adromischus marianiae var. hallii is an unusual and very rare plant from south African or the Namibian border, it has the widest, thickest leaves within the Adromischus marianiae complex. Leaves are much shorter, rounded, milky, red-spotted or plain, and grey-green.
It is a dwarf to low-growing type, remains small and looks tiny with tuberous roots, and also has thick stems.
Roots: The plant has tuberous roots
Leaves: Extensively obovate to round, 1.5 to 2.5 centimeters long, greyish-white to reddish-green, periodically spotted, lamina smooth, dorsoventrally flattened to globose. Marginal ridge increased, horny in the top half, and also generally undulate.
Origin and habitat: Adromischus marianiae var. hallii develops and grows within 30 kilometres of the shore of the north Richtersveld (West Bushmanland), Republic of South Africa, and also in south-western Namibia.
- Adromischus marianae var. hallii (Hutchison) Toelken
- Adromischus hallii Hutchison
The document originates from WCSP (in evaluation) which reports it as an approved name with initial magazine information: Bothalia 12: 391 1978.
Subspecies, selections, types, as well as cultivars of plants coming from the Adromischus marianae group
- Adromischus geyeri Hutchison: has terete, milky, varicolored reddish-brown, grey-green leaves with a rounded tip. The horny margin is usually not noticeable at the tip.
Distribution: South Namibia. Diamond Area No. 1.
- Adromischus marianae (Marloth) A.Berger: (var. marianiae) has grey to red darker markings along with the leaves. It has the lengthiest margin along the leading side of each leave of any type of various other variables.
Distribution: Cederberg around Clanwilliam.
- Adromischus marianae f. alveolatus (Hutchison) Pilbeam: comparable to herrei yet with leaves that are much shorter much less acute, normally a lot more durable, and also with an extremely harsh surface.
Distribution: North of Concordia.
- Adromischus marianae var. antidorcatum Pilbeam: has a harsh leave surface area comparable to A. marianiae “immaculatus”. Consists of kinds with short leaves. it is extremely variable.
Distribution: Namaqualand, West. & South Bushmanland.
- Adromischus marianae var. hallii (Hutchison) Toelken: has the widest, thickest leaves within the A. marianiae complex. Leaves are milky, red however grey-green spotted forms have actually been discovered.
Distribution: South Namibia, North & West Bushmanland.
- Adromischus marianae f. herrei (W.F.Barker) Pilbeam: has the roughest leaves and can also look like dried out raisins! It is a little plant, characterized by petiolate leaves, slim stems and thin inflorescences.
Distribution: Namaqualand seaside hills.
- Adromischus marianae var. immaculatus Uitewaal: has round leaves, yet with the terrific variant in marking and appearance. It typically has slightly harsh leaves.
Distribution: South Namaqualand, Knersvlakte.
- Adromischus marianae var. kubusensis (Uitewaal) Toelken: Really variable in leave form: the plain, grey-green leaves differ from long-cylindrical to short-fat.
Distribution: Richtersveld hills.
- Adromischus marianae cv. Little Spheroid: has superb strange and outstanding round leaves.
Distribution: Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa.
How to cultivate Adromischus marianiae var. hallii
The pointers of cultivation are truly comparable to the ones for all the types in the Adromischus category. They like the right spot, also if the Adromischus marianae “herrei” desires some shade, so it’s much better not to place it under direct light.
Like the various other Adromischus, it likes well-drained soil and can make it through to a temperature level of more or less 5°C. Water it frequently in summertime (at least once every 2 weeks) and much less in winter months (once a month, basically), leaving the soil completely dry.
How to propagate Adromischus marianiae var. hallii
Leaf-cutting is one of the most used approaches. It contains cutting a leaf with a sharp blade, leaving it to completely dry for a number of days, and after that placing it in the soil and also watering consistently up until the growth of the brand-new roots.