Sarcozona

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Prostrate to suberect perennial subshrubs. Leaves opposite, connate at base, trigonous to triquetrous, warty or colliculate, the keel sometimes minutely toothed. Flowers terminal, solitary or in 3-flowered cymes, sessile or subsessile, partly enclosed within an involucre of 2 connate, leaf-like bracts; sepals 4 or 5, 2 subopposite and larger than the others which are relatively broad with membranous margins; petaloid staminodes numerous usually in a single series, pink (rarely white); stamens numerous; styles 4 or 5; ovary inferior, 4- or 5-locular; ovules numerous, parietal. Fruit fleshy, indehiscent; seeds ovoid to D-shaped.

2 species, endemic in Australia.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Aizoaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-08
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
family Aizoaceae
Higher taxa
genus Sarcozona
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