Conophytum burgeri has a very localized distribution around the mines near Aggenys.
This strange looking desert plant is often aptly referred to as "Burger's Onion".
Unlike many conophytums (e.g. Conophytum wettsteinii and Conophytum stephanii ) it is a spring and summer growing plant. During winter the plants are covered by a white sheath. The plants usually consist of a single body and will rarely make 2 or 3 bodies. Propagation therefore is only by seed.
The plants are very slow growing, but otherwise not difficult to cultivate. Sowing in early summer gives best results.
Old plants can reach the size of a chicken egg.
The flowering time in South Africa is April-May.
Conophytum burgeri flowering in early May.
Conophytum burgeri flower.