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Ruschia spinosa (L.) Dehn
Information on the genus : Ruschia
Basionym : Mesembryanthemum spinosum L.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Mesembryanthemum spinosum L. (1753)
 Eberlanzia spinosa (L.) Schwantes (1925)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Mesembryanthemum aculeatum N.E. Br. (1921)
=Eberlanzia aculeata (N.E. Br.) Schwantes (1927)
=Eberlanzia hospitalis (Dinter) Schwantes
=Mesembryanthemum hospitale Dinter (1923)
=Mesembryanthemum mucroniferum Haw. (1823)
=Eberlanzia mucronifera (Haw.) Schwantes (1925)
=Eberlanzia micrantha (Pax) Schwantes
=Mesembryanthemum spinosum var. micranthum Pax (1888)
=Eberlanzia albertensis (L. Bolus) L. Bolus
=Ruschia albertensis L. Bolus (1954)
=Eberlanzia globularis (L. Bolus) L. Bolus
=Ruschia globularis L. Bolus (1933)
=Eberlanzia macroura (L. Bolus) L. Bolus
=Ruschia macroura L. Bolus (1954)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial- Succulent Ht up to 0.35 m. Alt: 250 - 1100 m. Distribution: NAM, EC, NC, WC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Contr. Bolus Herb. 15: 1-75 (1993).
  • Il.Handbook succulent plants: Aizoaceae F-Z : 278-279 (2001).
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