Duvalia dentata N.E.Br.
Duvalia transvaalensis Schltr.
Duvalia polita is a low-growing, succulent, mat-forming perennial plant growing from 2 - 10cm tall[
]. The plant often forms quite large colonies[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
Southern Africa - Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland, S. Africa.
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A plant of the drier areas of the tropics and subtropics, where it is found at elevations from 1,000 - 1,600 metres.
Grows well in light shade[
]. Requires a light, well-drained soil[
A shallow-rooted plant occupying only the very top layer of the soil[
The whole plant is sometimes eaten as a food. Viewed more as a famine food, or a food for the elderly, the plant is usually baked in hot ashes and then mixed with other foods such as Schinziophyton rautanenii[
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