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Photo from Valery A. Zlotin


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Seed capsules  by Woot.

Author:  Neville Stuart Pillans, 1927
Family:  PORTULACACEAE
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  2 Centimetres
Height:  6 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pale Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Leaf
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Portulacaceae family was described by Neville Stuart Pillans in 1927. It is found in Southern South Africa, growing in grit with little water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow up to two centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to six centimetre. The flowers are white to pale pink.

Greek word anakamptein, meaning 'to bend backwards' and Greek; eros; 'love' The species name after proff. Robert H. Compton, a British botanist.


Ripe seed capsules  by Woot.


Ripe seed capsules  by Woot.