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Cotyledon orbiculata L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 429 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Cotyledon
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cotyledon orbiculata L. var. orbiculata
 Cotyledon engleri A. Berger & Dinter
 Cotyledon orbiculata var. engleri (A. Berger & Dinter) Dinter
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Adromischus mucronatus (Lam.) Lem.
=Cotyledon undulata var. mucronata (Lam.) Poelln.
=Cotyledon mucronata Lam. (1786)
=Cotyledon decussata Sims
=*Cotyledon orbiculata var. ausana (Dinter) H. Jacobsen
=Cotyledon ausana Dinter (1932)
=Cotyledon orbiculata var. dinteri H. Jacobsen
=Cotyledon orbiculata var. oophylla Dinter
=*Cotyledon ramosissima auct. sensu Mill., non Haw.
=Cotyledon undulata auct. sensu H.Jacobsen, non Haw.
=Cotyledon decussata var. dielsii Schltr. ex Poelln.
=Cotyledon decussata var. hinrichseniana H. Jacobsen
=Cotyledon elata Haw.
=*Cotyledon orbiculata var. elata (Haw.) DC.
=Cotyledon flanaganii var. karroensis Schönland & Baker f.
=Cotyledon orbiculata var. higginsiae H. Jacobsen
=Cotyledon orbiculata var. hinrichseniana H. Jacobsen
=Cotyledon orbiculata var. obovata DC.
=*Cotyledon orbiculata var. ramosa (Haw.) DC.
=Cotyledon orbiculata var. rotundifolia DC.
=Cotyledon orbiculata var. viridis Dinter ex Range
=*Cotyledon ovata Haw. non Mill.
=Cotyledon papillaris auct. sensu Haw., non L.f.
=Cotyledon papillaris var. tricuspidata (Haw.) DC.
=Cotyledon tricuspidata Haw.
=Cotyledon ramosa Haw. p.p.
=Cotyledon ungulata Lam. (1786)
Taxon infra-specific
Cotyledon orbiculata var. dactylopsis Toelken
Cotyledon orbiculata var. flanaganii (Schönland & Baker f.) Toelken
Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga (Haw.) DC.
Cotyledon orbiculata L. var. orbiculata
Cotyledon orbiculata var. spuria (L.) Toelken
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub, to 1,5 m, very ramose.
Ecology : Rock crevices, dry hills; 30-100 m alt. Namibia, S. Africa (Cape Prov.).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 14: 3-17 (1985).
  • El Mokni R., A. Elaissi & F. Verloove (2019). New Succulents for the Tunisian and North African Alien Flora. Haseltonia 26: 71 

Bibliography other :
  • Mort, M.E., N. Levson & al. (2005). Phylogenetics and diversification of Cotyledon (Crassulaceae) inferred from nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequence data. Amer. J. Bot. 92(7): 1175 Mo1
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