Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Caryophyllales


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 15 taxa.

Zaleya pentandra

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

Aizoon L.Description, Image
Aptenia N.E. Br.Description, Image
Carpobrotus N.E. Br.Description, Image
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 Caprivi: Aizoaceae
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated 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:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aizoaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aizoaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aizoaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aizoaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Aizoaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aizoaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Aizoaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aizoaceae
Wikipedia: Aizoaceae
Plants of the World Online: Aizoaceae
Tropicos: Aizoaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Aizoaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=3, retrieved 27 September 2023

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