Delosperma mahonii (N.E.Br.) N.E.Br.

First published in J.Burtt Davy, Man. Pl. Transvaal 1: 39 (1926)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. Tropical & S. Africa. It is a succulent subshrub and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Straggling succulent perennial herb up to 25 cm. high, woody at the base, covered with crystalline papillae.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves very distant and spreading on the long shoots, crowded and erect on the lateral short shoots, scarcely united at the base; lamina 20–45 × 2–3 mm., thick, subcylindrical, somewhat acute, upper surface furrowed, fresh green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers several together in forked cymes, c. 25 mm. in diameter, pinkish-purple, sweet-smelling, with pedicels up to 12 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments unequal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes more or less linear.
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Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. 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 2023. 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