White Capestar

White Capestar

Spiloxene alba

Scientific name

Plants grow 3 to 19 cm tall and has 2 to 5 linear, succulent leaves (Synonym Pauridia alba). There are 1 to 2 white, rarely cream with a yellow center or yellow flowers with a pink reverse colour. The flowers are often faintly sweet scented.

References and further reading

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Vulnerable

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

Suitable for wet sites

Suitable for clay soil

Suitable for sandy soil

It provides food for:

Monkey beetle

Spiloxene alba is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos

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