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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Aizoaceae
Genus: Psammophora
Species: P. herrei – P. longifolia – P. modesta – P. nissenii – P. pillansii – P. saxicola
Name

Psammophora Dinter et Schwantes, 1926.
References

The International Plant Names Index Psammophora.
Dinter, Moritz Kurt & Schwantes, Martin Heinrich Gustav, 1926: Zeitschrift für Sukkulentenkunde. Berlin, ii. 188.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Psammophora. .

Psammophora is a genus of plant in the family Aizoaceae.

It contains the following species:

Psammophora longifolia, L. Bolus
Psammophora modesta, (Dinter & A. Berger) Dinter & Schwantes
Psammophora nissenii (type species), (Dinter) Dinter & Schwantes
Psammophora saxicola, H.E.K.Hartmann

Plants in this genus are known for their ability to entrap sand (psammophory), possibly offering protection against being eaten, or against high wind abrasion or insolation.[1]
References

Neinhuis, Christoph; Müller-Doblies, Ute; Müller-Doblies, Dietrich (2008-04-18). "Psammophora and other sand-coated plants from southern Africa". Feddes Repertorium. 107 (5–6): 549–555. doi:10.1002/fedr.19961070512. ISSN 0014-8962.

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