Corbichonia decumbens (Forssk.) Exell
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Corbichonia decumbens (Forssk.) Exell. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000619977. Accessed on: 17 Jun 2021'

General Information

Branches rigid, often reddish. Leaves attenuate, elliptic ovate to obovate, 1.5-4.0 cm long, 0.7-2.6 cm broad, mucronate, fleshy; petiole up to 7 mm long. Cymes up to 10 cm long. Bracts lanceolate, membranous. Flowers c. 5 mm broad. Sepals ovate, 4 mm long, margin white. Petaloid staminodes c. 2.5 mm long, oblong ovate, adnate; filaments 1-2 mm long. Ovary c. 1.5 mm broad, globose; styles 5, as long as or longer than the ovary, linear, deciduous. Capsule papery, 5-6 mm broad, dehiscing by 5 valves; valves ovate. Seeds c. 1 1 mm long, compressed, rugose, shiny black, strophiolate.

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    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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    Herbe' glabre; racine pivotante, ± lignifiée, de 3-7 mm de diam.' Tiges''nombreuses (jusqu'à 10) dès la base, ± étalées, mais rigides, ramifiées, pouvant atteindre 80 cm de long et 2 mm de diam.; entre-nœuds de 1,5-3 cm de long.' Feuilles' à pétiole de 2-3 mm de long; limbe obovale, spatulé à suborbiculaire, arrondi ou apiculé au sommet, glauque, assez charnu, assez coriace in sicco, de 1,5-2,5 cm de long et de 1-2 cm de large.' Inflorescences' terminales, 2-3 fois dichotomiques, de 5-10 cm de long, dont la 1/2 pour le pédoncule.' Fleurs' souvent agglomérées par 3-4 au sommet des cymes; pédicelles de 3-8 mm de long.' Périgone' persistant dans le fruit; segments ovales, à sommet aigu ou apiculé, de 4 mm de large et de 3 mm de long, à 5-7 fines nervures anastomosées; staminodes (fausse corolle!) rubanés, soudés à la base, plus courts que le périgone, rouge vif (ou mauve) in vivo, incolores, membraneux et ± détruits in sicco; étamines ± 10, de 2 mm de long; filet très mince; ovaire ovoïde, de 1,5 cm de long, surmonté de 5 styles filiformes de même longueur (l'espèce paraît protandre); ovules ± 15 par loge.' Capsules' brillantes, subglobuleuses, de 4 mm de diam., s'ouvrant en 5 valves.' Graines peu nombreuses, de 1 mm de long et de 0,7 mm de large, pourpre foncé, montrant de fines lignes concentriques séparées par d'étroits sillons; arille blanc, très petit en forme de croissant.

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    Habitat

    Disturbed places, margins of pans, rocky places.

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    Savanes herbeuses du bord des lacs, savanes à Acacia, éboulis, parfois dans les cultures. Espèce caractéristique des endroits subdésertiques.

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    Distribution

    De l'Abyssinie au Cap, Angola; Arabie, Indes

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