: a large genus of mostly South American and Australian succulent herbs of the family Portulacaceae that have basal or alternate leaves and purplish ephemeral flowers in bracted racemes or panicles see rock purslane

Word History


New Latin, after Jean Louis Calandrini †1758 Swiss botanist

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“Calandrinia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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