Mesembryanthemum granulicaule Haw.
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Morphology

Leaves slender and rounded. Stems with at least partly persistent, green, succulent stems. Decumbent to erect annual or biennial to 25 cm, branches with dome-shaped bladder cells. Flowers 1-few, pale yellow or cream-coloured. Fruits 5-locular.

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    Decumbent to erect, succulent shrublet, up to 0.25 m tall, stems with conspicuous internodes, with dome-shaped or warty bladder-cells. Leaves free from each other, without a mucro. Flowers solitary or rarely several together on shorter side shoots, 5-8 mm diam., pale yellow or cream, filamentous staminodes conically arranged. Fruit 5-locular.

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    Dwarf shrub, sometimes short-lived, succulent, up to 0.25 m high. Stems decumbent or erect; constricted at nodes, green, with persistent, succulent, primary cortex. Leaves linear, up to 20 mm long. Flowers: solitary or a few per cyme; corolla 5-8 mm in diameter, petals pale yellow. Fruit 5-locular.

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    Habitat

    Pioneer.

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    Variety of soils mainly outside the winter rainfall region.

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    Dwarf Karroid Shrubland. Grassland, plains.

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    Distribution

    Namibia to Little Karoo, E Cape and Free State.

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    Namibia to Kimberley, Free State, W Cape, and E Cape.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Klak, C. 2012. Aizoaceae: Mesembryanthemum L. 293 - 296. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 2 Klak, C. 2013. Aizoaceae: Mesembryanthemum. 208 - 217. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 Philos. Mag. J.
    • 4 Retief, E; Meyer, NL. 2017. Aizoaceae. In: E Retief & NL Meyer (eds), Plants of the Free State: Inventory and identification guide. Strelitzia 38: 156 - 177. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

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    Aizoaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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