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|Family: Aizoaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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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 2016. Delosperma, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10655, accessed on September 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 27, 2016.