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Prostrate succulent annual or pernnial herbs. Leaves alternate or opposite. Stipules 0. Flowers solitary, axillary, actinomorphic. Perianth segments 5; lobes trangular, apiculate from the back just below the apex; green outside, pink or purple inside. Stamens 5-numerous, free, inserted at mouth of perianth tube. Ovary superior, consisting of 2-3 united carpels, 2-3-locular, with numerous ovules per loculus. Styles 2-3. Fruit a conical circumscissile capsule with a pointed lid. Seeds black with a prominent hilum.
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Sesuvium Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=557
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Sesuvium

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Sesuvium is a genus of flowering plants in the ice plant family, Aizoaceae. The roughly eight species it contains are commonly known as sea-purslanes.[2]

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  1. ^ "Sesuvium L." Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2010-06-17.
  2. ^ a b "Sesuvium". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 17 June 2010.

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Sesuvium: Brief Summary

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Sesuvium is a genus of flowering plants in the ice plant family, Aizoaceae. The roughly eight species it contains are commonly known as sea-purslanes.

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