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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Aizoaceae | Gisekia

2. Gisekia pierrei Gagnepain in Lecomte, Notul. Syst. (Paris). 3: 367. 1914.

多雄蕊吉粟草 duo xiong rui ji su cao

Description from Flora of China

Herbs perennial, diffuse. Roots woody. Stems decumbent, weak; branches many, short. Leaf blade obovate-oblong, 1.5-3 cm × 3-5 mm, white raphides not obvious, attenuate to petiole, base amplexicaul. Inflorescences apparently axillary, umbel-like, 3-5-flowered; peduncle 3-5 mm. Pedicel 1-1.5 cm. Tepals 5, oblong, ca. 4 × 1.5 mm, with white raphides. Stamens 12-15; filaments very broad. Carpels 4 or 5; styles linear, ca. as long as ovary. Fruit dark brown, with white raphides. Mericarp tuberculate. Seeds reniform. Fl. and fr. almost year-round.

This species is very similar to the highly variable Gisekia africana (Loureiro) Kuntze.

Sands of seashores, open places;; low elevations. Hainan [Cambodia, Vietnam].


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