Drosanthemum floribundum

(Haworth) Schwantes
Z. Sukkulentenk. 3: 29. 1927.
Common names: Rosea iceplant
IntroducedIllustrated
Basionym: Mesembryanthemum floribundum Haworth Misc. Nat., 100. 1803
Synonyms: Mesembryanthemum hispidum var. pallidum Haworth Mesembryanthemum torquatum Haworth
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 91. Mentioned on page 89.

Stems prostrate, mat-forming, rooting at older nodes; internodes 1–3 cm, thin, tough. Leaves: blade cylindric, slightly thickened apically, 1.2–1.4 × 0.25 cm. Inflorescences: flowers usually solitary; pedicel 20–30 mm. Flowers (1–)3, on lateral short shoots, fragrant, 1.8(–2.5) cm diam.; calyx lobes linear, 6 × 3 mm, apex obtuse, margins papery; petals 30–40, pink, 1-seriate, [8–]15 × 2 mm, 2–3 times calyx length; staminodia absent; stamens spreading, connate in clusters, 4.5 mm; ovary 5-loculed; stigma lobes 5, plumose, 5 mm. Capsules on erect stalks. Seeds 200, 0.5 mm. 2n = 36.


Phenology: Flowering spring [year-round].
Habitat: Coastal habitats
Elevation: 0-100 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Calif., Europe, Africa.

Discussion

Drosanthemum floribundum is widely cultivated in southern California. When the plant is in flower, the vegetative portions are often completely covered by a profusion of pink flowers.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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John E. Bleck +
(Haworth) Schwantes +
Mesembryanthemum floribundum +
Rosea iceplant +
Calif. +, Europe +  and Africa. +
0-100 m +
Coastal habitats +
Flowering spring [year-round]. +
Z. Sukkulentenk. +
Introduced +  and Illustrated +
Mesembryanthemum hispidum var. pallidum +  and Mesembryanthemum torquatum +
Drosanthemum floribundum +
Drosanthemum +
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