Aptenia cordifolia

(Linnaeus f.) Schwantes

Gartenflora, 57: 69. 1928.

Common names: Baby sun-rose
IntroducedIllustrated
Basionym: Mesembryanthemum cordifolium Linnaeus f. Suppl. Pl., 260. 1782
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 84. Mentioned on page 83.

Plants short-lived. Stems 3–6 dm; internodes 1–5 cm; often rooting at nodes. Leaf-blades 1–3 × 0.5–5 cm, minutely papillate, appearing smooth. Inflorescences solitary flowers; axillary pedicel 8–15 mm. Flowers: hypanthium 6–7 mm; calyx lobes 2–5 mm; petals 80, reflexed, pink to purple (red in hybrid cultivar “Red Apple”), 3–4 mm; staminodia 50, erect, white, 3 mm. Capsules 13–15 mm. 2n = 18.


Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Disturbed places, coastal bluffs, margins of coastal wetlands, 0-100 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Calif., Oreg., Europe (British Isles), Africa, Australia

Discussion

The flowers of Aptenia cordifolia open during the bright hours of the day.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

... more about "Aptenia cordifolia"
Nancy J. Vivrette +
(Linnaeus f.) Schwantes +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Mesembryanthemum cordifolium +
cordate +
appendaged +, hooded +  and petaloid +
larger +  and unequal +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (?) +  and 0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (?) +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
Baby sun-rose +
Calif. +, Oreg. +, Europe (British Isles) +, Africa +  and Australia +
peduncled +  and sessile +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
indehiscent +, circumscissile +, dehiscence +, septicidal +  and loculicidal +
Disturbed places, coastal bluffs, margins of coastal wetlands, 0-100 m +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Flowering spring–fall. +
Gartenflora, +
fleshy +  and fibrous +
tuberculate +
Introduced +  and Illustrated +
connate +  and distinct +
climbing +  and prostrate +
underground +
adnate +  and free +
connate +  and distinct +
Aptenia cordifolia +
species +
papillate to smooth +  and papillate +