Corbichonia decumbens (Forssk.) Exell
  • J. Bot.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Corbichonia decumbens (Forssk.) Exell. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000619977. Accessed on: 29 May 2020'

Morphology

Flowers pink, mauve, magenta or red.

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    Sepals herbaceous, green with white membranous margins, broadly ovate, about 4 mm. long in fruit.

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    Staminodes many, petaloid, delicately membranous, fugaceous, at first shorter, then longer than the sepals.

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    Stamens many, in 2 rings.

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    Fruit yellow-green, shining.

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    Fig. 3, p. 10.

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    Bracts lanceolate, membranous, up to 3 mm. long.

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    Pedicels 2–3 mm. long.

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    Leaves petiolate; blade oblanceolate-obovate, obovate-spathulate, or obovate, 4.5–65 mm. long, 2–33 mm. broad, entire, subsucculent, glaucous, apex apiculate, base cuneate; the petiole winged, 1.5–11 mm. long.

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    Inflorescences terminal but overtopped and thus appearing lateral, leaf-opposed, few- to many-flowered, lax, racemiform, 1–17 cm. long.

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    An erect, decumbent or prostrate glabrous annual or short-lived perennial herb up to 45 cm. high.

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    Stems branched, wiry, often (like the rootstock) subwoody at the base, up to 100 cm. long, the internodes with narrow ridges decurrent from the petiole-bases.

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    Stems branched, often sub-woody at base, sometimes very long, the internodes with narrow ridges decurrent from the petiole bases.

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    Erect, procumbent, prostrate or prostrate-ascending annual or short-lived perennial succulent herb up to 50 cm. high, sometimes with woody rootstock.

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    Perianth-segments C. 4 mm. long in fruit, herbaceous, with white membranous margins, broadly ovate.

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    Flowers pink, mauve or magenta, shortly pedicellate.

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    Inflorescences at first terminal but then overtopped and appearing lateral, up to c. 20 cm. long, few-many-flowered, loose, racemose, with lanceolate, membranous bracts up to 3 mm. long.

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    Leaves alternate, petiolate, fleshy; laminas 4–60 × 3–36 mm., oblanceolate-obovate, obovate-spathulate, obovate or orbicular, entire, apex apiculate, base cuneate, glaucous, sometimes turning purple; petiole 1–13 mm. long, winged.

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    Fruit yellowish-green, shining, c. as long as perianth.

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    Seeds purplish-black, concentrically ridged, with white aril.

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    Staminodes many, petaloid, membranous, fugacious, finally longer than perianth-segments.

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    Stamens in 2 whorls.

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    Prostrate herb with stems up to 450 mm long. Stems glabrous, glaucous. Leaves obovate to orbicular. Fruit a capsule, almost spherical, ± as long as perianth. Seeds brown with white aril. Flowers pink to pale purple.

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    Habitat

    Disturbed places, margins of pans, rocky places.

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    e-Flora of South Africa
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