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This species is accepted, and its native range is Dry parts of Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan to India.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Branching semi-prostrate fleshy annual herb sometimes slightly woody at base.
Morphology Stem
Stems up to 50 cm. long, pale coloured, coarsely papillose becoming rough, not rooting at the nodes.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate (by reduction), subopposite or opposite; leaf-lamina 7–23 × 2–5 mm., narrowly elliptic or elliptic-oblong, slightly succulent, with petiole up to 6 mm. long, scarious-winged at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary, up to 8 mm. long, sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth segments united for c. 1/3–1/2 their length, equal, narrowly triangular, acute, each with a dorsal apiculus 1–2 mm. long from just below the apex, pink or purple inside, green outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5–?, free.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary of 2 carpels, 2-locular, with 2 styles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit pointed, the lower part thickened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2-several in each loculus, rugose, with more than 20 transverse wrinkles.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate or straggling annual or short-lived perennial herb; all parts glabrous
Morphology Stem
Stems usually rough with small warty outgrowths, not rooting at nodes
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, subopposite or alternate (by reduction); petiole 3–10 mm long, only slightly expanded at base; blade elliptic to ovate, 7–20 x 2–11 mm, base narrowing into petiole, tip rounded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers sessile
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth 5–14 mm long, tube c. 2/5ths as long, tepals narrowly triangular, sinuses between them extending into short horns, tips acute with subapical apiculus 1–2 mm long, inside pink
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5–many, free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-celled; styles 2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2–10 per cell, rugose, black.
Distribution
N1 Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan west to Cape Verde, South Africa (Cape Province), India
Ecology
Near sea shore.
Note
This species was once included within S. sesuvioides, but Gonçalves believes that this name should be used only for certain Angolan and Namibian material with smooth seeds.

[FWTA]

Ficoidaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate herb
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx green outside, pink or red within.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
A spreading to prostrate succulent annual or perennial herb very similar to S. hydaspicum (Edgew.) M. L. Gonçalves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
It differs from the latter mainly in its bigger seeds which have less than 20, prominent transverse wrinkles.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Burkina, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Sesuvium hydaspicum (Edgew.) Gonç. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1974 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi Sesuvium nyasicum K000076291 lectotype

First published in Garcia de Orta 13: 381 (1965)

Accepted by

  • Bohley, K., Winter, P.J.D. & Kadereit, G. (2017). A revision of Sesuvium (Aizoaceae, Sesuvioideae) Systematic Botany 42: 124-147.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
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  • Berhaut, J. (1975). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 4: 1-625. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
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  • Boulos, L. (1999). Flora of Egypt 1: 1-419. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Meena, S.L. (2012). A checklist of the vascular plants of Banaskantha district, Gujarat, India Nelumbo 54: 39-91.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Quézel, P. (1958). Mission Botanique au Tibesti: 1-357. Université d'Alger.
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  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. G. Gilbert [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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