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|Family: Aizoaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Perennial herb, shrub, papillate. Stem: prostrate [to erect], generally rough. Leaf: opposite, 4-ranked, 1.2--1.4[2.5] cm, 2.5 mm wide, linear, triangular to round in ×-section, often papillate. Inflorescence: flowers 1 [few in cyme]. Flower: 1.8[3.5] cm diam; sepals generally 5, equal; petals in 1--2 whorls, free; outer stamens sterile, inner erect; nectaries separate; ovary +- inferior, top flat or convex, chambers 4--6, placentas parietal, stigmas 4--6, thread-like. Fruit: capsule, valves not separating; flaps present. Seed: light brown, rough.
Species In Genus: +- 105 species: southern Africa. Etymology: (Greek: dew flower) Note: Drosanthemum hispidum (L.) Schwantes (indicated as a waif in California in TJM (1993)) occasionally collected in California but only from cultivation.
Unabridged Note: Drosanthemum hispidum (L.) Schwantes (indicated as a waif in California in TJM (1993)), Drosanthemum speciosum (Haw.) Schwantes occasionally collected in California but only from cultivation.
eFlora Treatment Author: John Bleck
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Delosperma litorale
Next taxon: Drosanthemum floribundum
Citation for this treatment: John Bleck 2016. Drosanthemum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10656, accessed on July 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 28, 2016.