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Drosanthemum floribundum

Drosanthemum floribundum, Photo: nps.gov

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Aizoaceae
Subfamilia: Ruschioideae
Tribus: Ruschieae
Genus: Drosanthemum
Species: Drosanthemum floribundum
Name

Drosanthemum floribundum (Haw.) Schwantes, Z. Sukkulentenk. 3: 29. 1927.

Synonyms

Drosanthemum torquatum (Haw.) Schwant.
Mesembryanthemum floribundum Haw.
Mesembryanthemum furfureum Haw.
Mesembryanthemum hispidum var. pallidum Haw.
Mesembryanthemum torquatum Haw.
Mesembryanthemum tuberculatum Eckl. & Zeyh.

Distribution
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional:Southern Africa
South Africa (W-Cape Prov.)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
References

African Plants Database (version 3.4.0). Drosanthemum floribundum. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève and South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. Accessed: 2016 Mar 06.
Schwantes, M.H.G. (1927) Zeitschrift für Sukkulentenkunde 3: 29.

Links

Hassler, M. 2018. Drosanthemum floribundum. 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. 07. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Drosanthemum floribundum. Published online. Accessed: Jul. 07 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Drosanthemum floribundum in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 07.
Tropicos.org 2018. Drosanthemum floribundum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Jul. 07.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Drosanthemum floribundum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Reichblütige Mittagsblume
English: Rosea iceplant, Showy dewflower
español: Velo de Magdalena

Drosanthemum floribundum, commonly known as rodondo creeper, pale dewplant, or dew-flower, is a succulent plant in the ice plant family, Aizoaceae. The species is native to the Eastern Cape in South Africa and is naturalised in Portugal and the states of South Australia, Western Australia, and Victoria in Australia,[1][2] as well as Pacific Grove, California[3] where it is called the Magic Carpet. It is a trailing perennial with hairy stems and leaves that are either cylindrical or triangular in cross section. These are between 3 and 15 mm in length and 1 to 2.5 mm in width. Flowers are up to 2.5 cm in diameter and are lavender, pink or occasionally white.[2]
References

"Drosanthemum floribundum". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 10 June 2012.
"Rodondo Creeper". Department of Primary Industries (Victoria). Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
"Pacific Grove Blooms: The Return of the Magic Carpet".

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