Navel Wort

Umbilicus botryoides ?

a succulent, Umbilicus botryoides, photo © by Michael Plagens

Among boulders on the Elgeyo Escarpment near Iten, Kenya. July 2014. Elevation 2100m.

FLOWERS: Small, pendulent flowers spikes about 10 cm and pinkish in color.

SUCCULENT: Less than 20cm tall.

LEAVES: Thick, succulent leaves are orb-shped with undulating margins, and affixed to the petiole near their center.


FRUIT: Dry capsules.


Crassulaceae -- Sedum or Orpine Family

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Kenya Natural History

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