Stomatium geoffreyi (?)
Stomatium geoffreyi (?), originally purchased as S. covadii
Stomatiums occur in various parts of South Africa. Schwantes, who established the genus in 1926, described them as being "amongst the most charming sights among the Mesembryanthemaceae". Many have attractive leaves, but for some species their best feature is the beautifully scented flowers - including the one pictured which smells of bananas! The flowers tend to open late in the evening.

Photograph by : John Ellis

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