Aizoon canariense L.

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Aizoon canariense

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Lanzarote, Canary Islands

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Synonyms: Aizoon procumbens Crantz
Glinus crystallinus Forssk.
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Status: Native
Prostrate, thick-stemmed annual or perennial herb, with stems up to 40 cm long, often papillose. Leaves subcircular to obovate, entire, decurrent at base, pilose. Flowers solitary, sessile. Perianth segments yellowish inside, greenish or reddish and pilose outside. Fruit red or pink, star-shaped, depressed in the middle.
Derivation of specific name: canariense: from the Canary Islands
Habitat: On roadsides, in disturbed places and rocky soils
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Worldwide distribution: North Africa, tropical Africa, Namibia and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 8 July 2010


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African Plant Database: Aizoon canariense
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aizoon canariense
Ispot Southern Africa : Aizoon canariense
JSTOR Plant Science: Aizoon canariense
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Aizoon canariense
Tropicos: Aizoon canariense
West African Plants database: Aizoon canariense

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Aizoon canariense., retrieved 28 May 2016

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