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Prenia tetragona (Thunb.) Gerbaulet
Information on the genus : Prenia
Basionym : Mesembryanthemum tetragonum Thunb.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sphalmanthus tetragonus (Thunb.) L. Bolus
 Aridaria tetragona (Thunb.) L. Bolus
 Mesembryanthemum tetragonum Thunb. (1800)
 Nycteranthus tetragonus (Thunb.) Schwantes
 Peratetracoilanthus tetragonus (Thunb.) Rappa & Camarrone
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Sphalmanthus suffusus (L. Bolus) L. Bolus
=Aridaria suffusa L. Bolus (1925)
=Psilocaulon pfeilii (Engl.) Schwantes
=Mesembryanthemum pfeilii Engl. (1909)
=Aridaria luteoalba L. Bolus
=*Nycteranthus luteoalbus (L. Bolus) Schwantes
=*Nycteranthus mutans (L. Bolus) Schwantes
=Aridaria mutans L. Bolus (1929)
=*Nycteranthus ausanus (Dinter & A. Berger) Schwantes
=Aridaria ausana (Dinter & A. Berger) Dinter & Schwantes
=Mesembryanthemum ausanum Dinter & A. Berger (1914)
=*Nycteranthus suffusus (L. Bolus) Schwantes
=*Mesembryanthemum pseudoausanum Dinter (1928)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial- Succulent Ht up to 0.7 m. Alt:: 350 - 1300 m. Distribution: NAM, FS, NC, WC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 118: 25-40 (1996)
  • HARTMANN H.E.K. (2001). Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants Aizoaceae (II) F-Z : 226
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