Ethiopia, Sudan and Eritrea
Echidnopsis nubica (burgundy petal form)
Family: Apocynaceae (former Asclepiadaceae)
Small, lumpy stapeliad with tiny yellow to burgundy flowers. Forms a dense, clumping, mat overtime.
Small lithophyte that grows in the shade between rocks in Ethiopia, Sudan, and Eritrea
Should be watered once every 1 to 2 weeks during the summer, keep dry in winter. Grow in an extremely well draining media (mostly pumice), a mix of decomposed granite (DG) and pumice works very well!
A note on nomenclature:
The clone we carry has a yellow center and burgundy petals. According to some texts this form should be referred to as Echidnopsis nubica, whereas others refer to it as a synonym of Echidnopsis cereiformis, which stereotypically has solid yellow flowers.