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2. Galenia secunda (Linnaeus f.) Sonder in W. H. Harvey et al., Fl. Cap. 2: 474. 1862.

Aizoön secundum Linnaeus f., Suppl. Pl., 261. 1782

Stems prostrate, gray-white, 20-60 cm; younger stems densely clothed with white, loosely appressed scales, 1.5 mm. Leaves crowded; blade gray-white, folded inward, midvein not conspicuous ab-axially, obovate, 1.5-2.2 × 0.7-0.9 cm, apex obtuse and recurved, thick, papillate. Flowers concealed by leaves, usually on short lateral branches; calyx lobes white to yellow adaxially, oblong or lanceolate-oblong, 3 mm, ciliate near apex, hairy abaxially; filaments shorter than calyx lobes; anthers yellow; styles 4(-5). Capsules concealed among leaf bases, persistent. Seeds 4(-5).

Flowering spring-fall. Waste places; 0 m; introduced; Fla., N.J.; Africa; Australia.


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