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Family: PORTULACACEAE 

 Calyptrotheca somalensis
 

The inflorescence (Photo: Ulrich Meve)

  
Author:  Ernest Friedrich Gilg 1897
Family:  Portulaceae
Habitat:  Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium-Maximum
Thickness:  30 centimetres
Height:  3 meters
Flower:  Greenish-White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Talinum rivae Emilio Chiovenda 1915
Photo of the entire plant? Please send: E-m@il.me    This member of the Portulaceae family was first described by Ernest Friedrich Gilg in 1897. It is found in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The massive swollen stem can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter. The branches will reach for three meters, and the flowers are greenish-white.