8467.010 Phylohydrax Puff

Description of the genus

Prostrate succulent perennial herbs, confined to coastal sand dunes. Stems flattened and deeply grooved on one face, far-creeping and rooting at the nodes. Leaves sessile, decussate, densely imbricate on short shoots. Stipules with 1-few short lobes.Flowers solitary, axillary, bisexual, heterostylous. Corolla 4-lobed. Ovary 2-locular; ovule 1 per loculus. Fruit indehiscent, 1-2-seeded.

Worldwide: 2 species in Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape)

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
carnosa (Hochst.) PuffMS,GI,MDescription

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External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Phylohydrax.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2226, retrieved 3 October 2023

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