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Oscularia deltoides

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Caryophyllales
Familia: Aizoaceae
Genus: Oscularia
Species: O. deltoides

Oscularia deltoides ("Dassievygie" or "Sandsteenvygie") is a species of flowering succulent plant in the Aizoaceae family that is indigenous to the south-western Cape, South Africa. [1]

This intensely-flowering plant is found growing among sandstone rocks in the winter-rainfall mountains of the far south-western corner of South Africa. It has silver-blue foliage. The fat, succulent leaves are three-sided with red teeth on the margins. The stems are often tinged purple.
In the spring it produces masses of pink, scented flowers.

It is increasingly grown in South African gardens as an ornamental plant and can easily be propagated from cuttings, which should be planted in a sunny position. This low-maintenance succulent spreads out forming a colourful mat and grows well on the rocky edge of flower beds where it cascades over the edge. It attracts butterflies.

It was previously classed in the genus Lampranthus, as Lampranthus deltoides [2]

1. ^ http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantnop/osculdelt.htm
2. ^ http://fernkloof.com/species2.mv?Oscularia%20deltoides

* Mollers Deutsch. Gartner-Zeit. 1927, xlii. 187.

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