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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: Apatesieae
Genus: Conicosia
Species: C. elongata – C. pugioniformis
Source(s) of checklist:

Conicosia N.E.Br., 1925.

Type species: Conicosia pugioniformis (L.) N.E. Br.


Brown, N.E., 1925: The Gardener's Chronicle ser. 3, 78.


Hassler, M. 2018. Conicosia. 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. 04. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Conicosia. Published online. Accessed: Jul. 04 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Conicosia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 04. 2018. Conicosia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 04.
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Conicosia. .

Vernacular names
English: Narrow-Leafed Ice Plants

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

External links

Jepson Manual Treatment
USDA Plants Profile
Flora of North America

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