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Photo by Marco Hijuelos.


Old drawing, showing the entire plant .


Photo by Marco Hijuelos.

Author: Gilberto Ocampo, 2002
Family:  PORTULACACEAE
Origin:  Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  15 Centimetres 
Flower:  Pale Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Talinum napiforme, A. P. de Candolle, 1828.
Claytonia napiformis, Kuntze.
Claytonia teretifolia,
Sessť & Moc.
Claytonia tuberosa,
Moc. & Sessť ex DC.

This member of the Portulacaceae family was given this name Gilberto Ocampo in 2002. It is found in Mexico, grows to 15 centimetres height with a caudex of four centimetres, and the flowers are pale yellow. It thrives in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun.

The genera name from Greek ephemoros; 'living for a day' and anthos; 'flower'. The species name means 'turnip-shaped' for the root.


Photo by Marco Hijuelos


The seeds, grit 5 mm.