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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Freely branching low perennial with branches and branchlets creeping and rooting at the nodes, stem with a light grey-brown membrane when young; young shoots green, finely papillose, internodes c. 20 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves united into a 3–4 mm. long sheath; lamina 20–30 × 10–17 mm., ovate, fleshy, tapering to terete at the base, light green, very finely papillose, upper surface flat, the midrib often furrowed, the lower surface indistinctly keeled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers c. 15 mm. in diameter, solitary, lateral, subsessile, white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments unequal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes linear.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Delosperma tradescantioides (A.Berger) L.Bolus appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 3, 1917 s.coll. [s.n.], South Africa K001044450 isotype
s.coll. [19379], South Africa K001044451 Unknown type material

First published in Fl. Pl. South Africa 7: t. 261 (1927)

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.

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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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