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Anacampseros is a genus containing around 55 dwarf, succulent, perennial and subshrub species with fleshy roots, most of which are tuberous. These plants are native to Southern Africa and typically form mat-coverings across the ground. They are tender and thus need to be grown under glass or indoors as houseplants in more temperate regions that experience freezing temperatures. The succulent leaves are generally lance to rounded in shape and they are produced alternately on stems. Mature plants may develop a caudex, this is a term for a primary stem structure that forms at the base. The word caudex translates from Latin to mean “tree trunk”, they are typically bulbous and woody in shape and texture. Attractive flowers may be white, pink or purple in colour, these can be very short-lived, blooming and closing again within an hour in some species.