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Ferdinand Poilodan.

Author:  Gordon Douglas Rowley, 1996
Origin:  Namibia, W South Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  20 Centimetres
Flower:  Female: Pink, Male: Greenish White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Portulacaria pygmaea Pillans, 1928

This member of the Portulacaceae family was given this name by Gordon Douglas Rowley in 1996. It is found in Namibia and western South Africa, growing in grit with little water in summer and none in winter. The stem will get five centimetres thick, and reach for 20 centimetres. The flowers are really tiny, the males are green to white, the female flowers are white to pink. Besides from seeds, this plant can easy be reproduced by leaf-cuttings.

The genera is named after the town of Carrizal Alto in Chile. The species name meaning 'small'.

Found this at Grootscholten.