Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Sesuvium sesuvioides (Fenzl) Verdc.


Sesuvium sesuvioides

Flower



Family: Aizoaceae
Full name: Sesuvium sesuvioides (Fenzl) Verdc.
Location: Namib desert along C28 (2215CC)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): Desert pink
Synonym(s): -
Status: Native
Description: A prostrate or straggling succulent annual or? short-lived perennial herb. Stems usually rough with warty outgrowths, not rooting at the nodes, 2–30 cm. long or more. Leaves alternate (by reduction), subopposite, or opposite, narrowly elliptic to broadly ovate, petiolate; the blade 7–20 mm. long, 2–11 mm. wide; the petiole 3–10 mm. long, scarious-winged at the base. Flowers solitary, 5–14 mm. long, sessile. Calyx-lobes equal, narrowly-triangular, acute, each with a dorsal apiculus 1–2 mm. long from just below the apex, pink inside, green outside. Stamens 5-many, free. Ovary of 2 carpels, 2-locular; styles 2. Seeds about 2–10 in each loculus, rugose, black. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of Tropical East Africa)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 12 Jun 2008
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/500 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020


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