2405.000 Delosperma N.E. Br.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or small shrubs, prostrate or decumbent, with succulent, green stems. Leaves opposite, sessile, finely papillose. Flowers terminal or axillary, solitary or in cymes. Perianth segments 5. Staminodes ± linear. Stamens whitish. Ovary 5-locular; stigmas 5. Fruit a 5-locular capsule; keels with membranous wings.

Worldwide: 155 species from South Africa to Arabia

Botswana: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
mahonii (N.E. Br.) N.E. Br.Description, Image
steytlerae L. BolusDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Delosperma:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Delosperma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Delosperma
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Delosperma

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Delosperma
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Delosperma
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Delosperma
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Delosperma
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Delosperma

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Delosperma.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=562, retrieved 9 December 2019

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