1. Family: Aizoaceae Martinov
    1. Genus: Sesuvium L.
      1. Sesuvium hydaspicum (Edgew.) Gonç.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Dry parts of Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan to India.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Branching semi-prostrate fleshy annual herb sometimes slightly woody at base.
    Stem
    Stems up to 50 cm. long, pale coloured, coarsely papillose becoming rough, not rooting at the nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate (by reduction), subopposite or opposite; leaf-lamina 7–23 × 2–5 mm., narrowly elliptic or elliptic-oblong, slightly succulent, with petiole up to 6 mm. long, scarious-winged at the base.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary, up to 8 mm. long, sessile.
    Perianth
    Perianth segments united for c. 1/3–1/2 their length, equal, narrowly triangular, acute, each with a dorsal apiculus 1–2 mm. long from just below the apex, pink or purple inside, green outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5–?, free.
    Ovary
    Ovary of 2 carpels, 2-locular, with 2 styles.
    Fruits
    Fruit pointed, the lower part thickened.
    Seeds
    Seeds 2-several in each loculus, rugose, with more than 20 transverse wrinkles.
    [FWTA]

    Ficoidaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    Prostrate herb
    Calyx
    Calyx green outside, pink or red within.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    A spreading to prostrate succulent annual or perennial herb very similar to S. hydaspicum (Edgew.) M. L. Gonçalves.
    Seeds
    It differs from the latter mainly in its bigger seeds which have less than 20, prominent transverse wrinkles.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burkina, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Sesuvium hydaspicum (Edgew.) Gonç. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1974 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi Sesuvium nyasicum K000076291 lectotype

    First published in Garcia de Orta 13: 381 (1965)

    Accepted by

    • Bohley, K., Winter, P.J.D. & Kadereit, G. (2017). A revision of Sesuvium (Aizoaceae, Sesuvioideae) Systematic Botany 42: 124-147.
    • 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.

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