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Published In: The Gardeners' Chronicle: a weekly illustrated journal of horticulture and allied subjects. ser. 3 78: 412. 1925. (Gard. Chron., ser. 3) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/11/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 9/9/2015)
Area distribution:

About 5 species of tropical and S. Africa.


   Once included in Mesembrynthemum.


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Annual, small fleshy papillose herbs. Stems short, simple or branching from base. Leaves opposite, sessile, very fleshy, semicylindrical, the upper ones decurrent. Flowers terminal, axillary, solitary or in loose cymes. Calyx with subequal conical lobes. Ovary half-inferior, 4-5-celled. Capsule 4-5 celled, opening by 4-5 valves. Seeds small, many.


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