A small plant by Kitoi, Flickr.com.
flowers by Ragnhild & Neil Crawford, Wikipedia.org.
A big, wild plant by Jean Andre Audissou,
Habitat by Tony Rebelo, Ispotnature.org.
H. Pearson & E. Stephens,
North-Western South Africa,
30-60 (-140) Centimetres
Pink - Dark Pink - Lilac
Portulacaria fruticulosa, Bruyns & Klak, 2014.
Ceraria schaeferi, Engl. & Schlecht.
This member of the Portulacaceae
was given this name by Henry Harold Welch Pearson and Edith Layard Stephens in
1912. It is found in north-western South Africa and southern Namibia, growing in a well drained
sandy soil with some water and lots of sun. The swollen roots can grow to
ten centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
from 30 to 60 or even 140 centimetres in height. The flowers are pink to
dark pink or even lilac.
The genera is named
after the town of Carrizal Alto in Chile. The species name means
'resembling a small bush'.
This might be a
A lush plant by Francois Kriel,
And its flowers by Francois Kriel,
The leaves by N. Juergens,