African Plant Database

Opophytum dactylinum (Welw. ex Oliv.) N.E. Br.
Protologue : Gard. Chron., ser. 3 84: 253 (1928)
Information on the genus : Opophytum
Basionym : Mesembryanthemum dactylinum Welw. ex Oliv.
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Mesembryanthemum dactylinum Welw. ex Oliv.
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mesembryanthemum dactylinum Welw. ex Oliv. (1871)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Very succulent prostrate annual herb 2,5-8 cm high, simple or foliaceous and ± deeply lobed or ribbon-like, dichotomously
Ecology : Coastal sands. Namibia. Perhaps identical with Mesembryanthemum cryptanthum; see under this species above.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • HARTMANN H.E.K. (2001). Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants Aizoaceae (II) F-Z : 148
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