1. Family: Aizoaceae Martinov
    1. Zaleya Burm.f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, New South Wales and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

    Aïzoaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1961

    Habit
    Usually prostrate annual and perennial herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, petiolate, lanceolate or oblanceolate, narrowly to broadly elliptic or ovate, entire, slightly succulent
    Stipules
    Stipules absent
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, glomerulate, subsessile, hermaphrodite, regular
    Calyx
    Calyx gamosepalous, 5-lobed; tube short; lobes membranous-margined, coloured inside, green outside, and with a subapical dorsal mucro
    Stamens
    Stamens 5–15, free, inserted in the upper part of the calyx-tube
    Pistil
    Ovary superior, syncarpous, 2-celled, of 2 united carpels; stigmas 2, free; ovules 2 per cell, attached to the interlocular septum
    Fruits
    Fruit a four-seeded capsule, dehiscing by means of a bivalved operculum, the valves usually separating.
    [FZ]

    Aizoaceae, M. L. Gonçalves. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Usually prostrate annual or perennial herbs.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, petiolate, lanceolate or oblanceolate, narrowly or broadly elliptic or ovate, entire, slightly succulent, without stipules.
    Flowers
    Flowers axillary, in groups, ± sessile, hermaphrodite, regular.
    Perianth
    Perianth a short tube with 5 membranous-margined lobes, these coloured inside, green outside and with a subapical dorsal mucro.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, free, inserted in the upper part of the perianth tube.
    Ovary
    Ovary superior, 2-carpellate, syncarpous, 2-celled with 2 free stigmas and 2 ovules per cell attached to the interlocular septum.
    Fruits
    Fruit a 4-seeded capsule, dehiscing by means of a 2-valved operculum.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Burkina, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Gulf States, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Namibia, New South Wales, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Réunion, Senegal, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Zaleya Burm.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Indica: 110 (1768)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Fl. Ind.: 110, t. 31 (1768).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Fl. Ind.: 110, t. 31 (1768)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0