Pygmy Purslane
Murray Mallee Region
Pygmy Purslane
Mature Anthers
Pygmy Purslane (Calandrinia granulifera)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants
Order: Betalains (Caryophyllales)
Family: Purslane (Portulacaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Pygmy Purslane (Calandrinia granulifera)
This Photo:     🔍Fresh Anthers🔎

Thank you Ralph Foster for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
~11mm wide, white/translucent flowers.
Fresh anthers appear pink and go burgandy as they age. The stigma is pale/translucent.
The leaves look split in two, but are basically buds. The flower pops out the middle of the two leaf halves!!!!

Copyright © 2020-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Aug-2020
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)