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Lampranthus tegens (F.Muell.) N.E.Br.
Family Aizoaceae
Lampranthus tegens (F.Muell.) N.E.Br. APNI*

Description: Spreading prostrate shrub rooting at the nodes.

Leaves 8–9 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, slightly incurved, glaucous, covered with small dots or glands, keeled.

Flowering pedicels c. 10 mm long. Perianth lobes ± triangular, 5–6 mm long, 2–3 mm wide, acute or obtuse, covered with glands, 2 or 3 lobes with narrow membranous margins. Staminodes c. 1 mm wide, outer ones sometimes broader, slightly longer than perianth, purple. Stamens with filaments flattened, 0.5–1 mm wide, c. 3 mm long with a zone of hairs c. midway along.


Distribution and occurrence: Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC
Other Australian states: *Vic.
AVH map***

This species was described from Aust. though almost certainly originally from South Africa. Attempts to equate it with a known African species have not been successful.

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & J. Highet
Taxon concept: J. Venning (1984)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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