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Photo by J. Saines, Sydney.


Photo by J. Saines, Sydney.

Author:  Mark A. Hershkovitz, 1999
Family:  PORTULACACEAE
Origin:  New South Wales, Queensland; Australia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  2,5 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  White - Pale Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Calandrinia pickeringii, A. Gray, 1854.
Claytonia pickeringii
, F. Mueller, 1882

This member of the Portulacaceae family was given this name by Mark A. Hershkovitz in 1999. It is found in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia, growing in well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to 2,5 centimetres in diameter, the whole plant can grow up to 20 centimetres. The flowers are white to pale pink.

The genera name derives from one of the many Aboriginal Australian names for the plant. The species is named after Charles Pickering, 19th century American naturalist and botanist with the Wilkes Expedition.