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Family: PORTULACACEAE 

 Talinum caffrum
 
  
Author:  Christian Friedrich Ecklon & Carl Ludwig Philipp Zeyher 1836
Family:  Portulacaceae
Habitat:  Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe.
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  ?
Height:  40 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/(Cuttings?)
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Portulaca caffra, Thunberg 1800. Claytonia caffra, Kuntze 1891. Talinum esculentum, Moritz Kurt Dinter & Gustav August Ludwig David Schellenberg 1912.
Got it from:  Seeds: Muzi Pan Lake, North East South Africa
Year:  2005

   This member of the Portulacaceae family is from South Africa. It was given this name by Christian Friedrich Ecklon & Carl Ludwig Philipp Zeyher in 1836, grows in well-drained soil, and takes a lots of water in growing-season and plenty of sun. As the photo shows, the flowers are bright yellow. The branches grows to 40 centimetres. 

I bought it in Australia with the name T. natalensis. An "unknown" name. I'm pretty sure it came from Tarrington, Melbourne, Australia, the only one with this name on the web. Lost it while I was in South Africa. At the shores of the Muzi Pan Lake, I found many dig-up caudexes. Brought back one small one, which turned up to be a Talinum caffrum.

The locals eat the caudex with relish and salt. 

 

It flowered and I pollinated it and got seeds.