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Phyllobolus  nitidus (Haw.) Gerbaulet   
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FamilyAIZOACEAE
Genus species var.Phyllobolus  nitidus (Haw.) Gerbaulet 
SynonymsMesembryanthemum nitidum Haw. (basionym)
 Mesembryanthemum auratum Sond.
 Mesembryanthemum aureum Thunb.
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Northern Cape ProvinceWestern Cape Province)
dry, sandy grassland
Altitude300-1600m
Description branchlets erect, leaves cylindrical, attenuate, obtuse, adaxially canaliculate, green, shiny papulose, flowers of 4, long pedicellate, calyx lobes subulate
Size15-30cm
Coloryellow
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typesucculent subshrub
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
African Plant Database www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/bd.php
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