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

Other sources of information about Phylohydrax:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Phylohydrax
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Phylohydrax
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Phylohydrax
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Phylohydrax
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Phylohydrax

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Phylohydrax.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2226, retrieved 14 August 2020

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