This plant is an Anginon, a shrubby genus of 12 species all endemic to southern Africa. The sparsely branched shrub is leafless at the base, the leaves seemingly simple and undivided. This raises the possibility that the plant in picture may be Anginon difforme, the common needle-leaf, which is a woody shrub growing rigid stems from 1 m to 3 m (SA Tree List No. 568.5).
A. difforme is widely distributed in the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape on steep, rocky sandstone and quartzite slopes, also in fynbos. The species is not considered threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century (Coates Palgrave, 2002; Manning, 2007; iSpot; www.redlist.sanbi.org).
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