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Mesembryanthemum cryptanthum Hook. f.
Protologue : Hooker's Icon. Pl. 11: t. 1034 (1868)
Information on the genus : Mesembryanthemum
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hydrodea cryptantha (Hook. f.) N.E. Br. (1928)
 Opophytum cryptanthum (Hook. f.) Gerbaulet (2012)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Aizoon theurkauffii Maire (1936)
=Mesembryanthemum theurkauffii (Maire) Maire (1939)
=Opophytum theurkauffii (Maire) Maire (1940)
=Mesembryanthemum forskahlii Hochst. ex Boiss. (1872)
=Opophytum forskahlii (Hochst. ex Boiss.) N.E. Br. (1928)
=Mesembryanthemum gaussenii Leredde (1954)
=Opophytum gaussenii (Leredde) H. Jacobsen ex Greuter & Burdet (1980)
=Hydrodea sarcocalycantha (Dinter & A. Berger) Dinter
=Mesembryanthemum sarcocalycanthum Dinter & A. Berger (1923)
=Hydrodea bossiana Dinter (1937)
=Hydrodea hampdenii N.E. Br. (1928)
=Mesembryanthemum cryptanthum auct. non Hook. fil.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual fleshy herb, 10-25 cm long; stems erect to ascending, branches, with leaves on either side deeply divided into narrowly
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Ecology : Sandy wadi beds. Namibia; Morocco; Canary Isl.; Libya, Egypt, Palestine; St. Helena. Opophytum dactylinum (see below under this name) is perhaps a synonym, and cited as such in Hartmann, Ed., Aizoaceae F-Z: 148, 2001.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual- Succulent Ht up to 0.25 m. Distribution: NAM, NC, WC
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carte afrique num 111989
Record n°111989
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