Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum

Linnaeus
Sp. Pl. 1: 480. 1753.
Common names: Slender-leaved iceplant
Introduced
Synonyms: Cryophytum nodiflorum (Linnaeus) L. Bolus Gasoul nodiflorum (Linnaeus) Rothmaler
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 85. Mentioned on page 76, 84.

Plants annual. Stems prostrate to ascending, branched from base, 15–20 cm, sessile. Leaves: blade ± terete, linear, 1–2 cm. Inflorescences axillary, flowers solitary, sessile or petiolate; bracts absent. Flowers 4–5 mm diam.; hypanthium obconic; calyx lobes 5, equal; petals 20, connate, white, aging yellow; stamens 10. Capsules finely papillate. Seeds 100, smooth to minutely tuberculate. 2n = 36.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Coastal bluffs, margins of saline wetlands
Elevation: 0-100 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Calif., N.J., Mexico (Baja California), Europe (Mediterranean), Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australia.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

Nancy J. Vivrette +
Linnaeus +
Slender-leaved iceplant +
Calif. +, N.J. +, Mexico (Baja California) +, Europe (Mediterranean) +, Asia +, Atlantic Islands +  and Australia. +
0-100 m +
Coastal bluffs, margins of saline wetlands +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Introduced +
Cryophytum nodiflorum +  and Gasoul nodiflorum +
Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum +
Mesembryanthemum +
species +