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Family: PORTULACACEAE 

 Anacampseros alstonii
 
  
Author:  Selmar Schönland 1903
Family:  Portulaceae
Habitat:  Namibia, South Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  7 centimetres
Height:  4 centimetres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Might been renamed by G.D. Rowley in 1994: Avonia quinaria subsp. alstonii.
Got it from:  Erkelenz
Year:  2004

The short lived flower by Vered A. Mann.

The short lived flower by Vered A. Mann.

Habitat near Steinkopf, South Africa.

This is how the look in the wild!

   This little member of the Portulaceae family was first described by Selmar Schönland. (Might been renamed by G.D. Rowley in 1994: Avonia quinaria subsp. alstonii). It is found in Namibia and South Africa, growing in grit with little water and lots of sun. The leaves drops in the dry period, the caudex can grow to more than eight centimetres, given some decades. The flowers are white to pink, it's self-fertile, and it can only be reproduced by seeds.

The short lived flower by Vered A. Mann.

A young plant. Photo by Amir Auerbach.

Peter Brandt has had his for more than 30 years, I'm told.

And how we are able to grow them.