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Foetidus). S. Pillans near Bedford in July 1903. In var. foetidus the stems are usually short and stout and are clearly 4-angled, bearing obvious tubercles so that they are consequently not at all rounded. The flowers are 18-30 mm in diameter, with relatively broad lobes 5-7 mm across which are broader relative to their diameter than is the case for var. geminatus. The corolla is sometimes boldly transversely striped with brown (more rarely with red) on white to dark yellow and the dark colour often coalesces into an apical brown (or red) patch on each lobe.

A, face view of flower. B, side view of flower. C, D, side view of gynostegium. E, face view of gynostegium. F, G, pollinarium. 25 mm (at D). Drawn from: A-C, E, F, PVB 3102, Klipfontein, north-east of Laingsburg; D, G, Bayer sub KG 100/73, Tulpfontein, 40 km north of Karoopoort. 13. E. Brown for the single species Q. hottentotorum. He mentioned on this occasion that he suspected that Stapelia pruinosa, S. parviflora and S. arida, which were all described by Masson, might belong to the same genus.

PIARANTHUS PARVULUS 7. , Fl. Cap. 4 (1): 1023 (1909). S. ). Fig. 67. P. comptus, PVB 3060, south of Laingsburg, possibly intermediate with P. geminatus. P. comptus is not found in any quarter-degree square together with subsp. decorus. Therefore this statement is not corroborated by his own data and it is unclear on what it was based. In the present account P. comptus is left as a distinct species as its relationships with 'cornutus' have not yet been adequately elucidated, nor is it clear how it is related to the 'geminatus' complex.

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