1. Galenia pubescens (Ecklon & Zeyher) Druce, Rep. Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles. 4(suppl. 2): 624. 1917.
Aizoön pubescens Ecklon & Zeyher, Enum. Pl. Afric. Austral., 326. 1837; Galenia spathulata Fenzl ex Sonder
Stems procumbent, mat-forming, gray-green, much-branched, 2.5-15 dm; younger stems with sparse, closely appressed scales, 0.5 mm; older stems glabrescent. Leaves not crowded; blade gray-green, folded, midvein visible abaxially, broadly obovate-spatulate on main shoots, 0.5-2.2 × 0.2-2 cm, narrowed at base, apex obtuse or subobtuse, papillate. Flowers not concealed by leaves, mostly on main stem; calyx lobes white to pink adaxially, linear, 2.5 × 1 mm, hairy abaxially; anthers deep pink; styles 5. Capsules conspicuous, persistent with leaf bases, 2.5-3 × 1 mm. Seeds 5.
Flowering Jun. Disturbed sites; 0-100 m; introduced; Calif.; Africa; Australia.
Introduced from southern Africa, Galenia pubescens was first collected in the flora area in 1992 by John Ekhoff in California.
Ross, T. S. 1994. Galenia pubescens (Aizoaceae) new to the North American flora. Madroño 41: 226-228.