Circandra

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Circandra

Circandra N.E.Br. in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 87: 126. 1930 sec. Hartmann 20171
  • 1. Hartmann, H. E. K. 2017 – In: Hartmann, H. E. K., Illustrated handbook of succulent plants. Aizoaceae, ed. 2. – Berlin: Springer

Notes

A monotypic genus; its only species was already known to Linnaeus as Mesembryanthemum serratum L. The area where the species was previously recorded has been subject to extensive cultivation, so the species had been thought to be extinct. It was rediscovered in 2007 and is currently considered critically endangered (Klak & Low 2007). The hypanthium found in the flowers suggests a close relationship with Erepsia, where this species had been included previously (as E. serrata (L.) L. Bolus).A,B

Bibliography

A. Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., von Mering, S., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler, R., Ocampo, G. & Ochoterena, H. 2015: A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. – Willdenowia 45(3): 281-383. http://doi.org/10.3372/wi.45.45301
B. Klak, C. & Low, B. 2007: The re-discovery of a long lost vygie, Circandra serrata. – Veld & Flora (1975+) 93: 73