Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Caryophyllales

Aizoaceae

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

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

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978) Tetragoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs, sometimes woody at the base, usually ± succulent. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite or alternate, simple. Inflorescences axillary, solitary or in groups. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Perianth segments 5, united below into a tube, persistent. Stamens 3-many. Ovary superior, of 1-5 united carpels; ovules 1-many per loculus. Fruit a capsule, circumscissile (in ours).

Worldwide: 128 genera and 1,850 species, tropics and subtropics, mostly in South Africa and Australia.

Mozambique: 8 genera and 14 taxa.

Zaleya pentandra

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Aizoon L.Description, Image
Aptenia N.E. Br.Description, Image
Carpobrotus N.E. Br.
Delosperma N.E. Br.Description
Sesuvium L.Description, Image
Tetragonia L.Description, Image
Trianthema L.Description
Zaleya Burm. f.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Aizoaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Aizoaceae
Flora of Malawi: Aizoaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Aizoaceae
Flora of Zambia: Aizoaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Aizoaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aizoaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aizoaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Aizoaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=3, retrieved 21 November 2017

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