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Common name

English: Chilean rock purslane


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Caryophyllales (112)

        Family: Portulacaceae (6)(family description)

          Genus: Cistanthe (1)

            Epithet: grandiflora (Lindl.) Schltdl. (7)

Synonyms: Calandrinia grandiflora Lindl., Cistanthe anceps Spach, Cistanthe discolor Spach

discolor => of different or changing colours

grandiflora => with flowers larger than the normal


Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Cistanthe grandiflora at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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