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Aizoaceae: Ceohalophyllum parvum

Schlechter, 8410

Species

Aizoaceae Ceohalophyllum parvum (Schlt.) H.E.K.Hartmann

Original Distribution

South Africa, Cape Province

Extinction Data

1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants.

Description

Herbs, annual or perennial, subshrubs, or shrubs, succulent. Stems erect or prostrate. Leaves simple, rarely pinnate, mostly opposite, sometimes alternate, in many species fleshy, margin entire, rarely with teeth; true stipules absent, sometimes a stipule-like sheath present at base of petiole. Inflorescences terminal or seemingly axillary cymes, or solitary flowers. Flowers bisexual, rarely unisexual, actinomorphic, perigynous or epigynous. Nectaries separate or in a ring around ovary. Tepals (4 or) 5( 8), connate below into a tube. Petals absent or present. Stamens 3 to many, free or connate at base, outermost often as filamentous staminodes; anthers dehiscing by longitudinal slits. Ovary inferior, syncarpous; carpels 2 to many; ovules 1 to many, on long funicles, mostly campylotropous; placentation axile or parietal, sometimes basal-parietal. Stigmas as many as carpels. Fruit a hygroscopic or circumscissile capsule, more rarely a berry or nut. Seeds with slender embryo curved around perisperm, rarely with an aril; endosperm scanty or absent

Number of Specimens at Kew

1

Specimen Type (Y/N)

N

Kew Herbcat Barcode Number

K00076534

Collector

Schlechter

Collector Number

8410

Date Collected

04th August 1896

Information Sources

Hilton-Taylor, C. (1996) Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. Pretoria, South Africa, National Botanic Institute. Walter, K.S. and Gillett, H.J. (eds.) (1998). 1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants. Compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre IUCN The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK