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Conicosia

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Caryophyllales
Familia: Aizoaceae
Genus: Conicosia
Species: C. affinis - C. alborosea - C. australis - C. bijlii - C. brevicaulis - C. capensis - C. capitata - C. communis - C. coruscans - C. elongata - C. fusiformis - C. muirii - C. pugioniformis - C. pulliloba - C. robusta - C. roodiae

Name

Conicosia N.E.Br., 1925.

References

* The International Plant Names Index Conicosia.
* Brown, Nicholas Edward, 1925: The Gardener's Chronicle ser. 3, 78.
* GBIF .

Conicosia is a genus of succulent plants in the ice plant family native to southern Africa. They are known commonly as narrow-leafed ice plants. These are relatively short-lived perennials with underground stems and tentacle-shaped, dull-pointed triangular leaves. They bear large tubular flowers often exceeding 10 centimeters in width, with up to 250 fringelike petals arranged in a ring around a center with hundreds of stamens. The fruit is a capsule which opens when it gets wet, slowly releasing the hundreds of tiny seeds as they fall out of its drying flesh.

Species include:

* Conicosia bijlii
* Conicosia elongata
* Conicosia pugioniformis

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