Mesembryanthemum L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 480 (1753), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Medit. to Iran, Sahara to Arabian Peninsula, Angola to S. Africa.

Distribution

Native to:

Algeria, Angola, Baleares, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., Egypt, France, Free State, Greece, Gulf States, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kriti, Kuwait, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Oman, Palestine, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, St.Helena, Tunisia, Turkey, Western Sahara, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Ascension, Azores, Bolivia, California, Chile Central, Chile North, Colombia, Congo, Ecuador, El Salvador, Great Britain, Juan Fernández Is., Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Northwest, Mozambique, New Jersey, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Oregon, Pakistan, Pennsylvania, Peru, Portugal, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Victoria, Western Australia

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Klak, C., Bruyns, P.V. & Hedderson, T.A.J. (2007). A phylogeny and new classification for Mesembryanthemoideae (Aizoaceae). Taxon 56: 737-756.
  • Klak, C., Hanácek, P. & Bruyns, P.V. (2014). Phylogeny and taxonomy of Mesembryanthemum subg. Volkeranthus (Aizoaceae-Mesembryanthemoideae). South African Journal of Botany 95: 112-122.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Muir, J. [3892], South Africa 10633.000 No
41153.000 No
Muir, J. [3990], South Africa Sceletium 10642.000 No
Muir, J. [3990], South Africa Sceletium 12285.000 No

Sources

  • Art and Illustrations in Digifolia

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0