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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical & S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Mesembryanthemaceae, M. L. Gonçalves. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Straggling succulent perennial herb up to 25 cm. high, woody at the base, covered with crystalline papillae.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very distant and spreading on the long shoots, crowded and erect on the lateral short shoots, scarcely united at the base; lamina 20–45 × 2–3 mm., thick, subcylindrical, somewhat acute, upper surface furrowed, fresh green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers several together in forked cymes, c. 25 mm. in diameter, pinkish-purple, sweet-smelling, with pedicels up to 12 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments unequal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes more or less linear.

Native to:

Botswana, Free State, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

Delosperma mahonii (N.E.Br.) N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 31, 2005 Mahon, J. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000076853 holotype
Jan 1, 1974 B.C.A. [187] K000076854
Jan 1, 1974 B.C.A. [187] K000076855
Wild, H. [3026], Zimbabwe 10615.000

First published in J.Burtt Davy, Man. Pl. Transvaal 1: 39 (1926)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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