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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Compact shrub up to c. 15 cm. high, with rough-papillose trailing stems and internodes 5–10 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves scarcely united at the base; lamina 20–45 × 3–5 mm., thick, subcylindrical, acute at ends, indistinctly keeled, the upper surface grooved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers several together in forked cymes, c. 18–25 mm. in diameter, white, faintly scented, with pedicels 10–20 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments unequal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes linear.

Native to:

Zimbabwe

Delosperma steytlerae L.Bolus appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 3, 2005 Steytler, J. [Nat. Bot. Gdns. 670/26], Zimbabwe K000077132 Unknown type material

First published in S. African Gard. 18: 16 (1928)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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/
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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