This member of the Portulacaceae family is from South Africa. It was
given this name by Christian Friedrich Ecklon &
Carl Ludwig Philipp Zeyher in 1836, grows
in well-drained soil, and takes a lots of water in growing-season and
plenty of sun. As the photo shows, the flowers are bright yellow. The
branches grows to 40 centimetres.
I bought it
in Australia with the name T. natalensis. An "unknown" name. I'm pretty sure it came from
Australia, the only one with this name on the web. Lost it
while I was in South Africa. At the shores of the Muzi Pan Lake, I
found many dig-up caudexes. Brought back one small one, which turned
up to be a Talinum caffrum.
The locals eat the caudex with relish and salt.