plant. Photo by Amir Auerbach.
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.