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Family: PORTULACACEAE 

 Anacampseros albidiflora
 

  
Author:  Karl von Poellnitz 1929
Family:  Portulaceae
Habitat:  Anysberg, South Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2 centimetres
Height:  5 centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Haasballetjies, Hare's Balls
Synonyms:  -

 

   This little member of the Portulaceae family was given this name by Karl von Poellnitz in 1929. It is found from the Cape Province up to Orange River in the western South Africa. It grows in a well drained soil with almost no water and lots of sun.

 This plant was found by Bihrmann in 2005. Dr Graham Williams was sure it is a new species. It was found in a small area of Anysberg Park, owned by WWF. It grows in grit, covered in lichen. It receives almost no water, but lots of sun. The plant will grow to two centimetres in diameter and three to five centimetres height. I did not see any flowers.

Recently, Jacques van Thiel writes "Most certainly A. albidiflora, widespread in the Great and Little Karoo", and I guess that is right.