African Plant Database


Aptenia cordifolia (L. f.) Schwantes
Family : AIZOACEAE
Protologue : Gartenflora 57: 69 (1928)
Information on the genus : Aptenia
Basionym : Mesembryanthemum cordifolium L. f.
 
 
Status
Status for NA : rejected (naturalised-introduced), is synonym of : Mesembryanthemum cordifolium L. f.
Status for SA : rejected (indigenous), is synonym of : Mesembryanthemum cordifolium L. f.
Status for TA : rejected (naturalised-introduced), is synonym of : Mesembryanthemum cordifolium L. f.
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mesembryanthemum cordifolium L. f. (1782)
 Tetracoilanthus cordifolius (L. f.) Rappa & Camarrone
 Litocarpus cordifolius (L. f.) L. Bolus
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb, with soft, fairly brittle succulent stems to c. 60 ramose at the top; distichous sessile leaves, 4-6-aggregated, at
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Ecology : Rocky outcrops in shade or close to the sea (tolerant of salt spray); open woodland on dry sandy soils; weedy, easily naturalized (difficult to define the natural geographical distribution range). – Good ground-cover.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial- Succulent Ht 0.25 m. Alt: 20 - 800 m. Distribution: EC, KN

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 557 (1966).
  • J. S. African Bot. : 320 (1984).
  • Wild Flrs north. South Africa : 134 (1997).
  • Il.Handbook succulent plants: Aizoaceae A-E : 67 (2001).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1977). Flora of Libya. 26: 10
  • Med-Checklist 1: 43 (1984).
  • Fl. Iberica 2: 82 (1990). 
  • Tutin, T. G. (1993). Flora Europaea [ed. 2] 1: 136
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, J. MATHEZ, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (1999). Flore pratique du Maroc. vol. [1] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 1: 138
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 25
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 186 (2008).
 
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