Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Lampranthus multiradiatus (Jacq.) N.E.Brown

Erect-stemmed succulent with spreading branches, slender, 3-angles leaves with translucent dots, and pale pink flowers.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Botanically described as Mesembryanthemum roseum by Willdenow in [Enumerato Plantarum – Willdenow part 1, p.535/1809]. Placed in Lampranthus as Lampranthus roseum by Schwantes in 1938 [Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni. Veg. vol.43, p.230/1938]. Jacquin described Mesembryanthemum multiradiatum in 1809 in his Fragmenta Botanica [Jacquin p.44, t.53/1809] and this plant is now generally considered synonymous with Lampranthus multiradiatus (Jacq.) N.E.Brown [G.C. Ser. III, vol.lxxxvii, no.71, p.212/1930].
Introduced to Britain in 1795.  [JD]. Figured and described in Jacquin’s Fragmenta Botanica as Mesembryanthemum multiradiatum [Jacquin p.44, t.53/1809], the figure used here.

History at Camden Park

Obtained from the Sydney Botanic Garden, 28th October 1846.  [RBGS AB].


Published Oct 10, 2009 - 01:59 PM | Last updated Feb 12, 2012 - 05:01 PM

Figured is a spreading succulent with pale pink, star-like flowers.

Lampranthus multiradiatus (Jacq.) N.E.Brown |Jacquin p.44, t.53/1809 as Mesembryanthemum multiradiatum | BHL


Family Aizoaceae
Region of origin

South Africa

  • Mesembryanthemum roseum Willd.


Common Name

Livingstone daisy

Name in the Camden Park Record

Mesembryanthemum roseum 

Confidence level high