Sesuvium verrucosum Raf.
  • New Fl.
  • Western-purslane

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Sesuvium verrucosum Raf. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 05 Dec 2020'

General Information

Plants perennial, papillate with crystalline globules abundant, glabrous. Stems prostrate, to 1 m, forming mats to 2 m diam., branched from base, finely verrucose; not rooting at nodes. Leaves: blade linear to widely spatulate, to 4 cm, base tapered or flared and clasping. Inflorescences: flowers solitary; pedicel absent or to 2 mm. Flowers: calyx lobes rose or orange adaxially, ovate-lanceolate, 2-10 mm, margins scarious, apex hooded or beaked, papillate abaxially; stamens 30; filaments connate in proximal 1/2, reddish; pistil 5-carpellate; ovary 5-loculed; styles 5. Capsules ovoid-globose, 4-5 mm. Seeds 20-40, dark brown to black, 0.8-1 mm, shiny, smooth.

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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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