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in the genus
Like A. echinatus but bases of inflexed spines on leaves broad, involucel bracts widely obovate, foliose, apex obtuse, sometimes with small lateral spines, much enlarging and papery in fruit. Mericarps rugose or spiny.
Sandstone and clay slopes and flats.
Bokkeveld Mtns to False Bay and Riviersonderend Mtns.