African Plant Database

Delosperma abyssinicum (Regel) Schwantes
Information on the genus : Delosperma
Basionym : Mesembryanthemum abyssinicum Regel
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mesembryanthemum abyssinicum Regel (1873)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Dwarf prostrate perennial succulent herb; branches subwoodysucculent, leaves, 2-4 cm long, 3 mm wide, falcate; flower unknown.
Ecology : Rock ridges and crannies; 2300-2600 m alt.
  Insufficiently known species. Plants with pink flowers and with bigger growth form collected in NE Africa from Eritrea to N Kenya have been named D. abyssinicum (cf. map in our Volume 1: 257, 2003).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Hedberb, I., Edwards &al. (eds) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2/1: 243

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bradleya 26: 42 (2008)
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 111850
Record n°111850
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