Mesembryanthemum cryptanthum Hook.f.
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This taxon is accepted by Aizoaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0


Decumbent to erect, succulent, annual herb, up to 250 mm tall, prostrate when in flower. Leaves cylindrical, linear, up to 50 mm long, 15 mm diam., smooth. Flowers up to 10 mm diam., white or yellow, petals, staminodes and stamens very few. Fruit 5-locular, valve wings reflexed and fused in pairs.


Salty habitats, along the fog zone of the northern Namib.


Southwestern Angola, Swakopmund, Lüderitz, St. Helena, Azores, Cape Verde and Canary Islands, Mauritania, N Africa, Palestine, Mediterranean Basin, California, and Australia.


  • 1 Hookers Icon. Pl.
  • 2 Klak, C. 2013. Aizoaceae: Mesembryanthemum. Extra Cape Flora (Strelitzia 30). South African National Biodiversity Institute. Pretoria. 208 - 217.

 Information From

World Flora Online Data. 2017.
  • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
e-Flora of South Africa
e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute.
  • B South African National Biodiversity Institute
World Flora Online consortium
World Flora Online Data. 2018.
  • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).