Sesuvium hydaspicum (Edgew.) Gonç.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2019): Sesuvium hydaspicum (Edgew.) Gonç. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000432990. Accessed on: 18 Nov 2019'

Morphology

Perianth segments united for c. 1/3–1/2 their length, equal, narrowly triangular, acute, each with a dorsal apiculus 1–2 mm. long from just below the apex, pink or purple inside, green outside.

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    Seeds 2-several in each loculus, rugose, with more than 20 transverse wrinkles.

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    Flowers solitary, up to 8 mm. long, sessile.

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    Leaves alternate (by reduction), subopposite or opposite; leaf-lamina 7–23 × 2–5 mm., narrowly elliptic or elliptic-oblong, slightly succulent, with petiole up to 6 mm. long, scarious-winged at the base.

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    Stems up to 50 cm. long, pale coloured, coarsely papillose becoming rough, not rooting at the nodes.

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    Fruit pointed, the lower part thickened.

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    Ovary of 2 carpels, 2-locular, with 2 styles.

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    Stamens 5–?, free.

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    Branching semi-prostrate fleshy annual herb sometimes slightly woody at base.

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    Aizoaceae
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