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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Aizoaceae
Subfamilia: Ruschioideae
Tribus: Ruschieae
Genus: Acrodon
Species: A. bellidiflorus – A. caespitosus – A. deminutus – A. parvifolius – A. subulatus
Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Acrodon in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Nov 20. Reference page.

Name

Acrodon N.E.Br., Gard. Chron. ser. 3, 81: 12, in clavi. (1927)

Type species: Acrodon bellidiflorus N.E.Br., Gard. Chron. ser. 3, 81: 12. (1927)

References
Primary references

Brown, N.E. 1927. The Gardeners' Chronicle & Agricultural Gazette ser. 3. 81: 12.

Additional references

Hartmann, H.E.K. & Niesler, I.M. 2012. A Gordion knot in Ruschioideae (Aizoaceae): Acrodon and Brianhuntleya in an attempt to disentangle the confusion. Bradleya 30: 33–60. DOI: 10.25223/brad.n30.2012.a8 Paywall Reference page.

Links

Hassler, M. 2018. Acrodon. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 02. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Acrodon. Published online. Accessed: Jul. 02 2018.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Acrodon in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 02. Reference page.
Tropicos.org 2018. Acrodon. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 02.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Acrodon. .

Acrodon is a genus of ice plants from South Africa. It comprises 8 species, mostly endangered and all restricted to the southern Cape regions of the Western Cape and Eastern Cape Provinces, South Africa.[2]

Description

Species of Acrodon form dense, low mats or tufts of growth, and their leaves are triangular in cross-section. Another distinctive feature is that the leaves and flowers have a few tiny teeth along the ends of their margins and keels.

The white or pink flowers often have striped petals. The fruits are solid and persistent, with five deep locules.[3]
Species

Acrodon bellidiflorus (L.) N.E.Br. A common Renosterveld species that extends from Hermanus to Oudtshoorn.[4]
Acrodon deminutus Klak. A rarer species restricted to quartz-fields in the Eastern Rûens Shale Renosterveld and Potberg Ferricrete Fynbos vegetation types.[5]
Acrodon duplessiae (Bolus) Glen
Acrodon leptophyllus (Bolus) Glen
Acrodon parvifolius R.du Plessis. An endangered species restricted to quartz and silcrete patches near to the coast, in the Botrivier area.[6]
Acrodon purpureostylus (L.Bolus) Burgoyne. An endangered species restricted to gravelly, loamy shales in the greater Breede river valley, from Robertson down to as far as the Potberg.[7]
Acrodon quarcicola H.E.K.Hartmann. An endangered species from exposed quartzitic slopes in the Agulhas region.[8]
Acrodon subulatus (Mill.) N.E.Br. An endangered species restricted to shale Renostervelds in the far western Overberg.[9]

Relatives

It is frequently confused with related genera that grow in the same region, such as Brianhuntleya or Cerochlamys.
References

http://www.theplantlist.org/1.1/browse/A/Aizoaceae/Acrodon/
http://redlist.sanbi.org/genus.php?genus=125
Vlok, J. and Schutte-Vlok, A. 2010. Plants of the Klein Karoo. Umdaus Press, Hatfield.
Acrodon bellidiflorus - SANBI
Acrodon deminutus - SANBI
Acrodon parvifolius - SANBI
Acrodon purpureostylus - SANBI
Acrodon quarcicola - SANBI
Acrodon subulatus - SANBI

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