1. Family: Anacampserotaceae Eggli & Nyffeler
    1. Anacampseros L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Somalia, Zimbabwe to S. Africa, SW. Australia, Mexico, S. Bolivia to NW. Argentina.

    [FZ]

    Portulacaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Small perennial herbs or dwarf undershrubs.
    Leaves
    Leaves rather fleshy, often minute.
    Stipules
    Stipules membranous, often scarious and silvery, imbricate and hiding the leaves or forming hair-like subscarious fascicles in the axils of the leaves.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile at the ends of the branches or in elongated racemes; bracts membranous, entire or lobed with setaceous segments.
    Calyx
    Sepals 2, shortly united at the base.
    Corolla
    Petals 5.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5-?, united with the petals at the base.
    Pistil
    Ovary superior, 1-locular, multiovulate; style filiform, trifid at the apex or entire.
    Fruits
    Capsule oblong-ovoid or conical, 3–4-valved, sometimes with the valves longitudinally divided.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, winged or with a minute blunt protuberance.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Mexico Northeast, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Somalia, Western Australia, Zimbabwe

    Anacampseros L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bally, P.R.O. [7119], Somalia 3179.000

    First published in Opera Var.: 232 (1758)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Ludw., Defin. Gen. Pl.: 309 (1760) nom. conserv.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0