1. Family: Aizoaceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Tetragonia L.
      1. Tetragonia calycina Fenzl

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Botswana to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

    Tetragoniaceae, M. L. Gonçalves. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Perennial up to 50 cm. high, diffuse, much-branched.
    Stem
    Young stems pruinose-papulose, with decurrent ridges, the older terete, pale-coloured, almost smooth.
    Leaves
    Leaves 2–2·5 × 0·2–0·6 cm., subfleshy, lanceolate, expanded, folded or slightly revolute, papulose especially on the inferior surface, narrowed at base into a petiole up to 4 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, solitary or geminate, disposed in a loose nearly leafless raceme.
    Flowers
    Flowers up to 3 mm. long, greenish or yellowish, with slender pedicels 1–2 cm. long, elongating at the fruiting stage.
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments 4, 2–3 mm. long, oblong, acute and papulose.
    Stamens
    Stamens c. 15, with linear-oblong anthers more or less as long as the filaments.
    Ovary
    Ovary wholly inferior, 2–4-locular; styles 2–4, very slightly longer than the stamens.
    Fruits
    Fruit up to 2·5 cm. long and wide, suborbicular, 2–4-locular, (3)4-winged, notched at top, rounded or rather abruptly narrowed at the base; wings firm, with reticulate veins and distinct intermediate ridges.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, Namibia, Northern Provinces

    Tetragonia calycina Fenzl appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 2: 466 (1862)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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