|Author: ||Selmar Schönland, 1903
Might be: Avonia quinaria subsp.
alstonii, G.D. Rowley, 1994.
Anacampseros trigona, DC.
This little member of the Portulacaceae 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 in diameter, given some decades. The flowers are white to pink, it's self-fertile, and it can
only be reproduced by seeds.
The species name from the Greek word anakamptein,
meaning 'to bend backwards' or 'restore', and Greek; eros;
'love'. The species
name after captain Edward Graham Alston.