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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to N. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A bushy decumbent somewhat woody succulent glabrous perennial herb; branches stout, 10–60 cm. or more in length.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, subterete, papillose, fleshy, more or less patent, 12–35 mm. long, 1.5–3 mm. broad, somewhat dilated and connate in pairs at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, on pedicels 0.5–1.5 cm. long, terminal and held above the level of the uppermost leaves, but often later overtopped by a lateral branch, white or pink, about 2.5 cm. across when expanded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx about 14 mm. long, and 9 mm. in diameter across the top of the tube; lobes triangular, about twice as long as broad, unequal, fleshy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes petaloid, lanceolate, white or pink, about 12 mm. long, 0.8 mm. broad.
Figures
Fig. 10/1–3.
Habitat
Amongst rocks in upland grassland, 1200–2200 m.
Distribution
K1 K3 K6 T2 T3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

Delosperma nakurense (Engl.) Herre appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 7, 1981 Hepper, F.N. [6691], Kenya K000210690
Oct 11, 1980 Beesley, J.S.S. [190], Tanzania K000210707
Oct 11, 1980 Greenway [4049], Tanzania K000210709
Oct 11, 1980 Greenway, P.J. [10123], Tanzania K000210708
Oct 11, 1980 Richards, M. [24923], Tanzania K000210710
Oct 11, 1980 Burtt, B.D. [4957], Tanzania K000210706
Feb 26, 1980 Napier, E.R. [825], Kenya K000210698
Jan 11, 1980 Verdcourt, B. [1509], Kenya K000210702
Jan 11, 1980 Polhill, E. [195], Kenya K000210703
Jan 11, 1980 Greenway, P.J. [13115], Kenya K000210699
Jan 11, 1980 Glover [2742], Kenya K000210694
Jan 11, 1980 Glover [2640], Kenya K000210693
Jan 11, 1980 Tweedie [3367], Kenya K000210696
Jan 11, 1980 Greenway [4331], Tanzania K000210713
Jan 11, 1980 Richards, M. [23518], Tanzania K000210712
Jan 11, 1980 Snowdon, J.D. [551], Kenya K000210701
Jan 1, 1980 Verdcourt, B. [3572], Kenya K000210697
Mar 30, 1959 Linder [3686], Kenya K000210704
Dec 2, 1958 Dümmer, R.A. [5162], Kenya K000210695
Greenway, P.J. [10123], Tanzania 3281.000
Engler, A. [2032], Kenya K000076848 Unknown type material
Fries, R.E. [1451], Kenya K000076847
Newton, L.E. [3474], Kenya K000210705
Carter, S. [685], Kenya K000210700
Vapier [194], Kenya K000210692
Carter, S. [418], Kenya K000210691
Newbould, J.G.B. [6271], Tanzania K000210711

First published in Sukkulentenkunde 2: 38 (1948)

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

  • Herre in Sukkulentenk. 2: 38 (1948).

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