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Photo by Dan Mahr.


The flower from Succulents.us.

Author:  Roger Charles Carolin, 1990
Family:  PORTULACACEAE
Origin:  Isla Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico
Soil:  Grit - Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  40 Centimetres
Flower:  Pale - Bright Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Talinum guadalupense Dudley, 1896

This member of the Portulacaceae family was given this name by Roger Charles Carolin after Mark A. Herschkovitz describtion in 1990. It is found on the Isla Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico. It needs a very well drained soil, little water and lots of sun. The flowers are pale to bright pink, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

The genera name after Jean Louis Calandrini, 1703-1758,  a professor of mathematics and philosophy, and
a botanical author in Switzerland. The species name as it was first found on the island of Guadalupe.