2405.000 Delosperma N.E. Br.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs or small shrubs, prostrate or decumbent, with succulent, green stems. Leaves opposite, sessile, finely papillose. Flowers terminal or axillary, solitary or in cymes. Perianth segments 5. Staminodes ± linear. Stamens whitish. Ovary 5-locular; stigmas 5. Fruit a 5-locular capsule; keels with membranous wings.

Worldwide: 155 species from South Africa to Arabia

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Delosperma steytlerae

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
mahonii (N.E. Br.) N.E. Br.W,C,E,SDescription, Image
steytlerae L. Bolus[End][VU]E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Delosperma:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Delosperma
Flora of Mozambique: Delosperma
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Delosperma

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Delosperma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=562, retrieved 20 May 2024

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