2394.000 Sesuvium L.

Description of the genus

Prostrate succulent annual or pernnial herbs. Leaves alternate or opposite. Stipules 0. Flowers solitary, axillary, actinomorphic. Perianth segments 5; lobes trangular, apiculate from the back just below the apex; green outside, pink or purple inside. Stamens 5-numerous, free, inserted at mouth of perianth tube. Ovary superior, consisting of 2-3 united carpels, 2-3-locular, with numerous ovules per loculus. Styles 2-3. Fruit a conical circumscissile capsule with a pointed lid. Seeds black with a prominent hilum.

Worldwide: 12 species in warm regions of the world.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sesuvium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sesuvium
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Wikipedia: Sesuvium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sesuvium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sesuvium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Sesuvium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=557, retrieved 28 March 2023

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