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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Ethiopia.

[FTEA]

Aïzoaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1961

Morphology General Habit
A dwarf prostrate succulent herb.
Morphology Branches
Branches subwoody-succulent, weak, green and leafy in younger parts, brown and leafless in the older, 20–40 cm. long or more.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subcylindrical, sausage-shaped, sessile, connate at the base, fleshy, like the calyces and young stems crystalline-papillose, 10–23 mm. long, 2–4 mm. diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers terminal, solitary, purple, magenta or pink.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 8–9 mm. long, 4–5 mm. in diameter across the top of the tube; lobes fleshy, horned, unequal, one very small, two larger, and the largest about twice the length of the intermediate pair, and resembling the leaves.
Figures
Fig. 10/4–6, p. 31.
Habitat
Rock ridges and crannies; 2000–2100 m.
Distribution
K1

Native to:

Ethiopia

Delosperma abyssinicum (Regel) Schwantes appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
35385.000
Radcliffe-Smith, A. [4706], Yemen 38730.000
Collenette [360], Yemen 41154.000
Gillett, J.B. [13948], Kenya 838.000

First published in Gartenflora 77: 69 (1928)

Accepted by

  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Jeffrey, C. (1961). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Aïzoaceae: 1-35.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Schwantes in Gartenfl. 77: 69 (1928).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0