Aizoaceae


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Aizoaceae

[ā‚īz·ə′wā·sē‚ē]
(botany)
A family of flowering plants in the order Caryophyllales; members are unarmed leaf-succulents, chiefly of Africa.
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The family Aizoaceae is well known in South Africa from the names Mesembryanthemum in English, "vygies" in Afrikaans and "iqina" in Xhosa.
About 25% of the terrestrial halophytes are chenopods, 10% are Poaceae, 4% are Asteraceae, 4% are Plumbaginaceae, and the rest belong to many different families, including the Aizoaceae, Cyperaceae, Leguminosae, Tamaricaceae, and Zygophyllaceae.
Familias representadas en Choco y Caribe; ausentes en las otras regiones: hay tres familias Aizoaceae, Bataceae y Ceratophyllaceae, que representan el 1.
Con respecto a este ultimo apunte, resulta mucho mas adecuado emplear especies mediterraneas autoctonas (Fraga 2009) en lugar de acudir a xerofitas exoticas, como se ha venido haciendo, y que es el motivo por el que aparecen tantos taxones pertenecientes a las familias Cactaceae, Aizoaceae, Agavaceae, Aloaceae y Crassulaceae, entre los que se encuentran algunas de las especies invasoras mas nocivas en nuestro ambito cercano (Carpobrotus edulis, Carpobrotus acinaciformis, Cylindropuntia rosea, Agave americana, etc.
Like the Cactaceae and Aizoaceae, the Didiereaceae show a wide range of xeromorphic adaptations, giving the thickets of southwestern Madagascar a very typical appearance.
Aizoaceae The fruits of this family are typically loeulicidal capsules, but those of Tetragonia L.
The deserts of southern Africa are home to a large number of ornamental plants, mainly from the families Proteaceae, Geraniaceae, and especially succulents and nonsucculents from the families Aizoaceae and Asteraceae.
Out of the 10 most numerous families, 4 had no records at all for rusts, and the family with the greatest number of species, Aizoaceae (2592 species), had only 9 species of Uredinales and a correspondingly low rust:host ratio (1:288).
pointed out that they resemble recent Aizoaceae pollen (Huang, 1972: pl.
In certain families, such as Aizoaceae, part of the centrifugally developing sta mens grow into colored staminodes (Hofmann, 1993; Ihlenfeldt, 1960).