Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Molluginaceae
Hypertelis acida (Hook.f) K.Mull.

Verified by: Heller, T.1 August 2011
Notes: Leaves fleshy, glabrous. Stem succulent abd swollen above the nodes. Wood of concentric rings. Inflorescence umbellate with reflexed pedicels in fruit. Flowers with 5 tepals: 2 sepal like, 1 half petaloid half sepaloid, 2 petal like ones. Ovary 5-locular, stigmas 5 and free. Ovules many, seeds tuberculate. Stamens 15 fused at the base in two whorls.
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Wild voucher no:                               21 February 2009
Locality: St Helena
Coordinates: 657m
Field notes: Natural population. On Cliffs. With Hydrodea cryptantha, Carpobrotus edulis. Coarse soil, stony to sandy. MSB 510040.
Collector:Heller, T.18

inflorescence inflorescence

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androecium, gynoecium androecium, gynoecium

androecium, gynoecium androecium, gynoecium

androecium androecium

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