Mesembryanthemum cryptanthum Hook.f.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Mesembryanthemum cryptanthum Hook.f. Published on the Internet; http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000371500. Accessed on: 17 Oct 2019'

Morphology

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.

  • Provided by: [B].e-Flora of South Africa
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    Habitat

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

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    Distribution

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

  • Provided by: [B].e-Flora of South Africa
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      Bibliography

    • 1 Hookers Icon. Pl.
    • 2 Klak, C. 2013. Aizoaceae: Mesembryanthemum. 208 - 217. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

     Information From

    Aizoaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
    • B All Rights Reserved
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).