Sesuvium sesuvioides (Fenzl) Verdc.
  • Kew Bull.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Sesuvium sesuvioides (Fenzl) Verdc. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000432991. Accessed on: 05 Dec 2020'

General Information

Stem prostrate, diffuse, papillose. Leaves 6-15 mm long, 2.5-6 mm broad, oblong ovate to elliptic ovate; petiole 2-5 mm long. Flowers axillary, solitary or 2-3, sessile. Calyx campanulate, prominently nerved; sepals 3 mm long, up to 4.5 mm in fruit, ovate, aristate. Stamens 5-7, alternating with the sepals; filament c. 1.2 mm long, dilated at the base. Ovary sub-globose, c.1.8 mm long, style c. 1 mm long, persistent. Pyxidium up to 5.5 mm long, lid 2.5-3 mm long, conoid, amphora 13-20 seeded. Seeds 1 mm long, rugose, black.

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    Morphology

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

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    Calyx-lobes equal, narrowly-triangular, acute, each with a dorsal apiculus 1–2 mm. long from just below the apex, pink inside, green outside.

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    Stamens 5-many, free.

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    Stems usually rough with warty outgrowths, not rooting at the nodes, 2–30 cm. long or more.

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    A prostrate or straggling succulent annual or ? short-lived perennial herb.

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    Flowers solitary, 5–14 mm. long, sessile.

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    Seeds about 2–10 in each loculus, rugose, black.

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    Leaves alternate (by reduction), subopposite, or opposite, narrowly elliptic to broadly ovate, petiolate; the blade 7–20 mm. long, 2–11 mm. wide; the petiole 3–10 mm. long, scarious-winged at the base.

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    Herb, with only slightly woody stems at base, internodes with prominent papillae when young, branches up to 500 mm long. Leaves on 2-5 mm long petioles, blades elliptical, 7-20 x 3-10 mm, margins revolute. Flowers mostly sessile, rosy inside. Fruit 2-locular.

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    Habitat

    Sandy and gravelly areas in dry subtropical climates.

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    Distribution

    Worldwide in dry tropical and subtropical areas.

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     Information From

    Aizoaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
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    Flora of Pakistan
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/Pakistan
    Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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