Anacampseros alstonii

Anacampseros alstonii Anacampseros alstonii
Date: 1999 June 17

Anacampseros alstonii is a member of the Portulacaceae and has the typical flowers of the family. This plant is growing in a pot only 2 inches (50 mm) across. It develops a caudex topped by tiny stems covered in tightly packed leaves. Each year some of the stems grow longer and bear terminal short-lived flowers.

You can occasionally see plants with a caudex an inch or two in diameter, but these plants must be very old, as growth of the caudex is near-imperceptible.

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Last modified: 17th June 1999