Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Aizoaceae
Trichodiadema marlothii L.Bolus

Verified by: Temperate sect. 7 March 2014
Notes: Verified with Hartman, H.E.K. 'Illustrated handbook of succulent plants: Aizoaceae' (2002). Subfamily Ruschioideae. Very compact plant. Leaf tip with a diadem. Diadems with 8-10 bristles rising from dark brown cup cells. Leaf bladder cells elongated apically spurred. Ovary 6-locular.
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Wild voucher no:                                 23 June 2008
Locality:  South Africa: Back road from Ladismith to Montagu.
Coordinates:  540m
Field notes: Growing on a large flat quartz patch in full sun.
Collector:Luke, A. 11

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