|University of California, Berkeley|
|Jepson eFlora: Taxon page
Key to families | Table of families and genera
Index to accepted names and synonyms:
| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |
|Family: Aizoaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus:||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Species:||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
Habit: Perennial herb, often taprooted. Stem: prostrate to erect. Leaf: opposite, sessile, < 7 cm, linear, triangular to round in ×-section. Inflorescence: 1-flowered or cyme; bracts present. Flower: 1.5--8 cm diam; sepals 4--8, unequal; petals free; outer stamens sterile, petal-like, inner erect, +- white; nectary glands separate; ovary 1/2-inferior, chambers 5, placentas parietal, stigmas 5, awl-shaped. Fruit: capsule, valves not separating; lid generally 0. Seed: 0.5--1.5 mm, +- spheric, pale brown, generally arilled.
Species In Genus: +- 160 species: Africa. Etymology: (Greek: visible seed)
eFlora Treatment Author: John Bleck
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cypselea humifusa
Next taxon: Delosperma litorale
Citation for this treatment: John Bleck 2017. Delosperma, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=10655, accessed on April 26, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 26, 2017.