Drosanthemum candens (Haw.) Schwantes

Redondo Creeper

Shrubby with erect stems and trailing branches. Stems hairy. Leaves club-like 0.5-1 cm long, 1-2 mm wide, densely covered with swollen cells (papillae). Capsule like an inverted cone, 2-3 mm long, 4-5 mm wide with a stalk 1.5-3 cm long. [D. floribundum of authors not (Haw.) Schwantes]

S Africa

Often grown both as an ornamental and for soil stabilisation on banks and rockeries, especially in coastal areas. Other species may occasionally be encountered. Semi-naturalised in Victoria and South Australia.

Source: Spencer, R.; Thompson, A. (1997). Aizoaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Aizoaceae
genus        Drosanthemum Schwantes