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Ruschia pulvinaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Ruschia
Schwantes, 1926

Ruschia is a genus of succulent plant, in family Aizoaceae, indigenous to the dryer parts of southern Africa.


Ruschia lineolata, a groundcover species

Typical features of the genus include grey or blue-green succulent leaves, that are 3-sided or triangular in cross-section and are often covered with tiny darker transparent spots. Occasionally the leaves also have toothed margins.

Another typical feature is the small, year-round, pink or white flower clusters.[1]


Over 400 species are described, though many have subsequently been moved to the new genus Antimima. Species occur in South Africa and Namibia:


  1. ^ J. Manning: Field Guide to Fynbos. Struik, 2007. p.334.