Glottiphyllum linguiforme is a mat-forming succulent of the Little Karoo around Oudtshoorn. It has tongue-shaped leaves, as the species name linguiforme (Latin) indicates. The Greek word glottis means the mouth of the windpipe, maybe referring to the uvula, while phyllon (Greek) means leaf, explaining the generic name. The plant is thus sometimes called the tongue leaf plant, although some other Glottiphyllum species also have this common name.
The leaves point upwards and the flowers are typical yellow vygie-type flowers (Smith, et al, 1998; www.zipcodezoo.com).
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