1. Family: Aizoaceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Trianthema L.
      1. Trianthema ceratosepalum Volkens & Irmsch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Somalia to N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A succulent densely-pilose spreading prostrate perennial herb or subshrub.
    Branches
    Branches retrorsely pilose, up to 40 cm. or more in length.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, one of each pair somewhat smaller than the other, petiolate, entire, retrorsely adpressed-hairy; blade obovate, oblanceolate or elliptic, subacute, obtuse or rounded at the apex, 12–35 mm. long, 4–18 mm. broad.
    Petiole
    Petiole hairy, expanded at the base, flattened, 3–10 mm. long, the bases often persistent after the fall of the leaves.
    Flowers
    Flowers usually solitary, axillary, magenta, sessile, 8–15 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes with bright purple petaloid margins, somewhat cucullate at the apex, each with a dorsal apiculus about 3 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 20–30, inserted on the calyx-tube.
    Ovary
    Ovary truncate, bilobed.
    Seeds
    Seeds about 6.
    Figures
    Fig. 8/1–5.
    Habitat
    On alkaline soils and in Acacia bushland; 600–1200 m.
    Distribution
    K6 T2 T3

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

    Trianthema ceratosepalum Volkens & Irmsch. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 48: 497 (1912)

    Accepted by

    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Jeffrey, C. (1961). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Aïzoaceae: 1-35.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Volkens & Irmsch. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 48: 497 (1912).

    Sources

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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