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any plant of a South African genus (Mesembryanthemum) of succulent-leaved prostrate or erect plants widely grown in gardens and greenhouses: family Aizoaceae



a genus of plants of the family Aizoaceae. They are low (4-60 cm) annual or biennial grasses with straight prostrate or creeping stems. The simple, alternate or opposite, succulent leaves are ovate, spatulate, or cylindrical. The entire plant is covered with glistening papillae, vesicles epidermal in origin. The bisexual flowers are solitary or in small inflorescences. The calyx is five-parted, and the numerous linear petals (staminodes) are white, red, pink, or, less often, yellow. The fruit is a five-celled capsule. There are approximately 50 species, found in southern and southwestern Africa in semideserts with sandy or rocky soils. Some species, such as Mesembryanthemum crystallinum and M. nodiflorum, grow wild in the Mediterranean region, the Canary Islands, Arabia, Iran, southern Australia, California, and Mexico. Many species are ornamentals and have been cultivated for a long time in open ground (for example, the ice plant).

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The sequence information for the various subunits of V-ATPase is available from two plant species, Arabidopsis thaliana [23] and Mesembryanthemum crystallinum [24].
We are studying a MT-L gene isolated from Mesembryanthemum crystallinum (the Ice Plant).
Compartmentation of cadmium and iron in Mesembryanthemum crystallinum plants during the adaptation to cadmium stress.
Two brilliantly coloured ground covering plants are particularly popular - the so-called Livingstone daisies (Dorotheanthus bellidiformis) and Mesembryanthemum.
orcutii Submerged 8 225 46 Aerial 8 480 15 Crassula aquatica Submerged 8 392 178 Aerial 8 854 45 Littorella uniflora Submerged 4 187 95 Submerged 7 -- 165 Submerged 5 -- 819 Aerial 5 -- 65 Terrestrial CAM species Ananas comosus 8 -- -- Crassula argenta 2 59 270 Kalanchoe daigremontiana 8 -- -- Mesembryanthemum crystallinum CAM mode 6 306 1074 [C.
I've become a little biased against the Mesembryanthemum because it only opened itsflowers during sunny weather and didn't seem to last the season.
15pm Saturday, October 8 Mid-Cheshire Mesembryanthemum Show, Methodist Church Hall, Beach Road, Hartford, 10am-4pm.
Most daisy-type flowers appeal to me, so I'll be hunting down the new forms of a South African flower, the mesembryanthemum ( bright, long-flowering varieties of red, pink, yellow and especially Gelato Orange (pictured).
I have a greenhouse and grow all my plants myself, mesembryanthemum, marigolds, petunias and pansies.
Vivrette and Muller (1977) investigated the invasion of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum in coastal California grasslands to determine whether biotic or abiotic factors were most significant in its successful establishment.
CONTINUE to sow seeds for summer displays, including Verbena, Mesembryanthemum, Salvia, Heliotropium x hybridum, lobelia and petunias.