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Description: One of the last species of this incredibly useful genus to be described to science, by Peter Yeo of Cambridge University in 1966. A dense thicket-forming evergreen rhizomatous sub-shrub, in its normal form, with only slightly arching stems to 60cm tall. Bearing broadly to narrowly ovate or elliptic leaf-like cladodes (flattened stems), which carry the inflorescence above on the central vein subtended by a small bract. The tiny intriguing winter born flowers are followed by plump red fruit on female plants if pollinated. This 2018 seed collection of ours, was gathered from the Dagomis Valley close to Sochii, Russia, the area that Peter Yeo's original material was obtained from. Best grown in shade in a humus rich soil.
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