Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.

  • Family : AIZOACEAE
    (Carpet-Weed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : VISHAKHAPARA FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : AIZOACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Garden plant
  • Key identification features : Procumbent annaual herb, papillae glistening. Leaves spathulate, succulent. Flowers solitary, terminal, pinkish-red; sepals persistent. Capsules star-shaped on dehiscing.
  • Flower, Fruit : January-May
  • Native : S. Africa
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2, pp.91 Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. crystallinum. Downloaded on 22 April 2021.


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