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Family: AIZOACEAE 

 Mestoklema tuberosum
 
    
Author:  Nicholas Edward Brown 1981
Family:  Aizoaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Grit or Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  60 Centimetres
Flower:  Reddish-Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Mesembryanthemum tuberosum L. Delosperma tuberosum, Schwantes. Mesembryanthemum megarhizum, Don. Mestoklema tuberosum  var. macrorhizum  N.E.Br. ex Glen

   This member of the Aizoaceae family was given this name by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1981. It is found on the Eastern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The swollen roots, each four centimetres in diameter will form clusters up to 20 centimetres in diameter. The plant can grow to 60 centimetres in height. The flowers are reddish, pink or salmon, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.