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Sesuvium sesuvioides (Fenzl) Verdc. in Kew Bull. 349. 1957.

Sesuvium sesuvioides

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Diplochonium sesuvioides Fenzl
  • Trianthema lydaspica Edge.
  • Trianthema polysperma

    Stem prostrate, diffuse, papillose. Leaves 6-15 mm long, 2.5-6 mm broad, oblong ovate to elliptic ovate; petiole 2-5 mm long. Flowers axillary, solitary or 2-3, sessile. Calyx campanulate, prominently nerved; sepals 3 mm long, up to 4.5 mm in fruit, ovate, aristate. Stamens 5-7, alternating with the sepals; filament c. 1.2 mm long, dilated at the base. Ovary sub-globose, c.1.8 mm long, style c. 1 mm long, persistent. Pyxidium up to 5.5 mm long, lid 2.5-3 mm long, conoid, amphora 13-20 seeded. Seeds 1 mm long, rugose, black.

    Fl. Per.: December.

    Type: S. Africa, Orange river, Drege 2938 (Iso. K).

    Distribution: Africa, India and W. Pakistan.

    The plant is not common in the Punjab, but is frequently found in Sind.


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