Sunday, December 12, 2010



The plant pictured above is a beautifully grown succulent in the stonecrop family (Crassulaceae) at Abell's Nursery in Lake Worth, Florida. It is probably a hybrid with at least one parent being a Graptopetalum, a genus native to North America, where it ranges from Arizona to Oaxaca, Mexico.

The plant in the upper left corner of the photograph is Portulacaria afra, a member of the portulaca family (Portulacaceae) native to Africa. It is represented by two distinct forms, the typical green-leaved form and a form with variegated leaves.

© 2010 Rufino Osorio.

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