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  1. Family: Anacampserotaceae Eggli & Nyffeler
    1. Genus: Anacampseros L.
      1. Anacampseros rhodesica N.E.Br.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Densely caespitose glabrous branching perennial up to c. 3 cm. tall; branches erect, usually simple, c. 3 mm. in diam.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, green, fleshy, 1 × 1·5–2 mm., oblate, very broadly acute at the apex, entire; stipules submembranous, scaly, silvery, overlapping and hiding the stem and leaves, c. 2·5 × 2 mm., ovate-orbicular, rounded at the apex (particularly low down on the stems), or cuspidate, or very shortly split, or the cusp split into two more or less divergent horns less than 1 mm. long, clasping the stem and erect, or somewhat spreading, or the cusps recurved.
    Flowers
    Flowers pale pink, apricot or white, terminal, solitary, hidden by the bracts or visible if grown under humid conditions; bracts 4–7 mm. long, ovate-lanceolate, acute, imbricate, similar in appearance to the stipules.
    Calyx
    Sepals 3 × 2 mm., broadly ovate, subacute or obtuse.
    Corolla
    Petals 2·5–6 × 1·5–4 mm., broadly elliptic, obtuse.
    Stamens
    Stamens 6–8; filaments shortly connate at the base, c. 2 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary ovoid; style 1·5 mm. long; stigma simple.
    Fruits
    Capsule c. 3 mm. long, 4-valved, greenish, oblong-ovoid.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 0·6 × 0·5 mm., ellipsoid with a minute blunt horn or outgrowth, pale brown with an interior transparent integument covered over most of its surface by a paler outer integument.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Anacampseros rhodesica N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1991 Chase, N.C. [5803], Zimbabwe K000057653
    Jan 1, 1991 Leach, L.C. [12677], Zimbabwe K000057651
    Jan 1, 1991 Biegel, H.M. [4143], Zimbabwe K000057652
    Jan 1, 1962 Drummond, R.B. [7941], Zimbabwe K000057654
    Chase, N.C. [6321], Zimbabwe K000057650
    Leach, L.C. [10569], Zimbabwe K000057649
    Mundy, H.G. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000057656 syntype
    Bremekamp, C.E.B. [s.n.], South Africa K000057660 holotype
    Schlieben, H.J.E. [7584], Northern Province K000057659 isoneotype
    McDonald, J.G. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000057655 syntype
    Dowsett, W.E. [s.n.], Zimbabwe K000057657 syntype

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1914: 132 (1914)

    Accepted by

    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Not accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Avonia rhodesica.]

    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 2020. 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 2020. 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