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Sceletium tortuosum (L.) N.E. Br.
Family : AIZOACEAE
Information on the genus : Sceletium
Basionym : Mesembryanthemum tortuosum L.
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Phyllobolus tortuosus (L.) Bittrich
 Mesembryanthemum tortuosum L. (1753)
 Pentacoilanthus tortuosus (L.) Rappa & Camarrone
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sceletium boreale L. Bolus (1932)
=Sceletium compactum L. Bolus (1933)
=*Tetracoilanthus concavus (Haw.) Rappa & Camarrone
=Sceletium concavum (Haw.) Schwantes
=Mesembryanthemum concavum Haw. (1821)
=Sceletium framesii L. Bolus (1930)
=Sceletium gracile L. Bolus (1932)
=Sceletium joubertii L. Bolus (1934)
=Sceletium namaquense L. Bolus var. namaquense (1932)
=Sceletium namaquense L. Bolus (1932)
=Sceletium namaquense var. subglobosum L. Bolus
=Sceletium ovatum L. Bolus (1954)
=Sceletium tugwelliae L. Bolus (1933)
=*Mesembryanthemum aridum Moench
 
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial- Succulent Ht up to 0.2 m. Alt: 500 - 950 m. Distribution: EC, NC, WC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Gartenflora 77: 68 (1928).
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 560 (1966).
  • J. S. African Bot. : 343 (1984).
  • Il.Handbook succulent plants: Aizoaceae F-Z : 289 (2001).
 
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Map
carte afrique num 110284
 
Record n°110284
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