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This might be a variation to A. lanceolata accordantly to Jacques van Thiel. The hairs might be good at catching dew or fog.

Author: Robert Sweet, 1826
Family:  PORTULACACEAE
Origin:  Southern South Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Anacampseros nebrownii, Poelln.
Anacampseros angustifolia, Sweet
Ruelingia angustifolia, Haw.
Ruelingia lanceolata, Haw.

This member of the Portulacaceae family was given this name by Robert Sweet in 1826. It is found in southern South Africa, growing in a well drained grit with little water and lots of sun. The thicken stem can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the whole plant up to fifteen centimetres high. The flowers are pink.

Greek word anakamptein, meaning 'to bend backwards' and Greek; eros; 'love' The species name means 'wide spear'.


The flowers from Mesagarden.com.