Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Aizoaceae A-E
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This first complete treatment of the leaf-succulent family Aizoaceae includes an inventory of 136 accepted genera of the 234 described ones and of all species ever placed in the family. Almost 800 colour photographs illustrate mainly rarely shown species.
Ihlenf. & Struck 1987: 440 (see photo) == Micropterum Conicosia 131 schlechteri Schwantes MDG 1928: 17 == C. schlechteri (Schwantes) N.E.Br. MDG 1928: 400 T Schlechter 11170 (BOL) = C. longipes L.Bolus NM 1929: 150 == Micropterum longipes (L.Bolus) Schwantes FR 1938: 257 T BOL 19002 (BOL). FI stalk long, petals many in two rows, stamens numerous,0 ± 40 mm; Ecol in fine gravel from granitic rocks; Distr Namaqualand, NC, S Africa. Note: C. papulosum ssp. schlechteri flowers later than C.
keels, nearly rectangular, fringes from a septum almost lozenge-shaped, the inner sides touching each other over the locule, in this way forming incomplete covering membranes, 0 c. 5 mm; Ecol unknown; Distr unknown, S Africa. Note: Note the unusual colours given for the petals, perhaps an error in the upper and lower sides; "aereum" describes a hard, metal property suggesting a shining colour. D. affine Lavis 1967: 311 T without collector 16966 (BOL). Branches 11.5-29 cm I, I to 19-40 mm I,
Operculum of capsule in one piece; numerous seeds per fruit . .. Trianthema . .............. 2 . ..................... 3 . Cypselea ..... Zaleya ... Sesuvium Tetragonioideae H. E. K. Tetragonioideae Lindley 1853: 527; Adamson 1955: 110-154; Bittrich & Hartmann 1988: 239-254 == Tetragoniaceae Link 1831: 17 Typus Tetragonia 1. Herbaceous to woody shrubs, rarely annual herbs; L mostly alternate, petiolate, entire, flat, bladder hairs present; Fl solitary or in groups, sometimes umbellate or in
basic chromosome number of secondary xylem n = 8 (or 7), tlIe petaloid colouring of tlIe inner side of • possession of expanding tissue acting on a hygro- the calyx lobes, or the possession of calcium oxalate chastic base druses in the cell lumina (in contrast to raphide bundles) can be shown to be synapomorphic for this As discussed by Bittrich & Hartmann (1988) and group (for discussion, see Bittrich 1990). Bittrich (1990), only the possession of epidermal bladBittrich (1990) suggests also an
roots, I weakly lignified, articulate, young cortex green and succulent, becoming dry with age, with additional vascular bundles, with tall, cylindrical, closely packed, xeromorphic bladder cells; L cylindrical or slightly flattened on the upper surface, decussate, basally free, but each leaf with a tubular stem-clasping sheath, enlarged water-storing cells in the centre of the leaves as well as in the green cortex, with loosely arranged mesomorphic, somewhat flattened bladder cells; FI