This little member of the Portulacaceae family was given this name by Gordon Douglas Rowley in 1994. It is found in the central Namibia, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to two centimetres, the branches up to six centimetres. The flowers are white with a slight touch of pink.
The propagation of Avonia is done by seeds. Sow them at a temperature between 15 and 20ºC and keep them moist until they germinate (generally in two weeks).