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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 480–481. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: Feb.-April.
Type: Type: Probably described from S. Africa.
Distribution: Distribution: Native to S. Africa; Greece, Spain, USA, Canary Islands.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The ‘ice plant’ is cultivated in gardens for its thick glistening foliage and showy flowers which open in sunlight.
Map Location: B-6 Peshawar Dist.: University Campus, cult., Y Nasir 6665 (RAW), C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Islamabad, cult., Y. .Nasir 6674 (RAW); D-6 Mianwali Dist.: Bhakkar, A .11. Khan, s.n. 26.iii.57 (PFI-B).


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A procumbent annual with a characteristic covering of glistening papil¬lae. Leaves 3-8 cm long, 5-20 mm broad, more or less spathulate, succulent. Flowers solitary, terminal, pinkish red; pedicel up to 11 cm long. Sepals 5, ovate, persistent. Petals linear, up to 2 cm long, longer than the sepals. Outer stamens petaloid staminodes. Capsule star shaped on dehiscing.
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