2405.009 Aptenia N.E. Br.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or small shrubs, prostrate or decumbent, with succulent, green stems. Leaves opposite and decussate (rarely alternate in inflorescence), flat, ovate with cordate base (in ours). Flowers solitary or in few-flowered cymes. Sepals 4. Petals 4, united at base. Ovary with axile placentas; stigmas 4. Fruit a 4-locular capsule, without marginal wings.

Derivation of name: Without wings (referring to the capsule)

Worldwide: 4 species, South African

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

Aptenia cordifolia

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cordifolia (L.) SchwantesDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Aptenia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Aptenia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Aptenia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Aptenia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Aptenia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Aptenia
Wikipedia: Aptenia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aptenia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aptenia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Aptenia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1629, retrieved 2 December 2021

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