2405.009 Aptenia N.E. Br.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or small shrubs, prostrate or decumbent, with succulent, green stems. Leaves opposite and decussate (rarely alternate in inflorescence), flat, ovate with cordate base (in ours). Flowers solitary or in few-flowered cymes. Sepals 4. Petals 4, united at base. Ovary with axile placentas; stigmas 4. Fruit a 4-locular capsule, without marginal wings.

Derivation of name: Without wings (referring to the capsule)

Worldwide: 4 species, South African

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Aptenia cordifolia

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cordifolia (L.) SchwantesDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Aptenia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Aptenia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aptenia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aptenia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aptenia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Aptenia
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iNaturalist: Aptenia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aptenia
JSTOR Plant Science: Aptenia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aptenia
Plants of the World Online: Aptenia
Tropicos: Aptenia
Wikipedia: Aptenia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Aptenia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1629, retrieved 30 May 2024

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