Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Caryophyllales

Aizoaceae

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978) Aizoaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

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

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978) Tetragoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs, sometimes woody at the base, usually ± succulent. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite or alternate, simple. Inflorescences axillary, solitary or in groups. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Perianth segments 5, united below into a tube, persistent. Stamens 3-many. Ovary superior, of 1-5 united carpels; ovules 1-many per loculus. Fruit a capsule, circumscissile (in ours).

Worldwide: 128 genera and 1,850 species, tropics and subtropics, mostly in South Africa and Australia.

Botswana: 9 genera and 21 taxa.

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GenusContent
Aizoon L.Description
Delosperma N.E. Br.Description
Galenia L.Description
Lithops N.E. Br.
Plinthus FenzlDescription
Sesuvium L.Description
Tetragonia L.Description
Trianthema L.Description
Zaleya Burm. f.Description

Other sources of information about Aizoaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Aizoaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Aizoaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Aizoaceae
Flora of Zambia: Aizoaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aizoaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aizoaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aizoaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Family page: Aizoaceae.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=3, retrieved 17 December 2017

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