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Pakistan | Family List | Aizoaceae

Aizoon Linn., Sp. Pl. 488. 1753. Gen.Pl.ed.5,216.1754; Boiss., F1.Or. 2:765.1872; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f.,FI.Brit.Ind.2:659.1879; Jafri, Fl.Kar.114.1966; Tutin in Tutin et al Fl.Eur.1:112.1964.

Aizoon canariense

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Vestingia Horst. Fabric.

    Herbs or small shrubs. Stem procumbent, diffuse. Leaves usually alternate, exstipulate. Flowers axillary, solitary or in spikes or cymes. Petals absent. Stamens many, episepalous. Ovary 5-4-locular, with usually many ovules per locule; styles 4-5, free. Capsule somewhat woody, splitting downwards. Seeds usually many, reniform.

    A genus of 15 species; Mediterranean, Europe, Canary Islands and Australia. Represented here by 1 species.

    Lower Taxon


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