Argyroderma

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Argyroderma
Argyroderma fissum 1.jpg
Argyroderma fissum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Argyroderma
N.E.Br.[1]
Species

See text.

Argyroderma is a genus consisting of over 50 species[2] of succulents in the iceplant family from South Africa.[3]

These distinctive plants are among those known as "living stones", because their highly succulent, usually stemless, blue-green leaves occur at ground level and can resemble small stones. They form small clumps of a few or many paired, usually cylindrical to egg-shaped leaves that are cleft in the center. Each stem bears just 2 leaves per season but may produce offsets over the years. In some species the old leaves persist and form a short column on which new leaves develop. Solitary daisy-like flowers, usually white, yellow, or purple, appear in the cleft.[3]

Like most succulents, they prefer to be kept dry in winter and are also damaged by repeated frosts. Their preferred mode of cultivation is a bright and sunny position with gritty free-draining soil. They may be propagated from seed, or careful division of established clumps.[3]

Selected species[edit]

Argyroderma angustipetelum L.Bolus
Argyroderma aureum L.Bolus
Argyroderma australe L.Bolus
Argyroderma blandum L.Bolus
Argyroderma boreale L.Bolus
Argyroderma braunsii Schwantes
Argyroderma brevipes L.Bolus
Argyroderma brevitubum L.Bolus
Argyroderma carinatum L.Bolus
Argyroderma citrinum L.Bolus
Argyroderma congregatum L.Bolus
Argyroderma crateriforme N.E.Br.
Argyroderma cuneatipetalum L.Bolus
Argyroderma delaetii C.A.Maass
Argyroderma densipetalum
L.Bolus
Argyroderma duale N.E.Br.
Argyroderma fissum L.Bolus
Argyroderma formosum L.Bolus
Argyroderma gregarium L.Bolus
Argyroderma hallii L.Bolus
Argyroderma hutchinsonii L.Bolus
Argyroderma jacobsenianum Schwantes
Argyroderma kleijnhansii L.Bolus
Argyroderma latifolium L.Bolus
Argyroderma latipetalum L.Bolus
Argyroderma leucanthum L.Bolus

  

Argyroderma litorale L.Bolus
Argyroderma longipes L.Bolus
Argyroderma luckhoffii L.Bolus
Argyroderma margaritae N.E.Br.
Argyroderma necopinum N.E.Br.
Argyroderma nortieri L.Bolus
Argyroderma octophyllum Schwantes
Argyroderma orientale L.Bolus
Argyroderma ovale L.Bolus
Argyroderma patens L.Bolus
Argyroderma peersii L.Bolus
Argyroderma planum L.Bolus
Argyroderma productum L.Bolus
Argyroderma pulvinare L.Bolus
Argyroderma reniforme L.Bolus
Argyroderma ringens L.Bolus
Argyroderma rooipanense L.Bolus
Argyroderma roseatum N.E.Br.
Argyroderma schlechteri Schwantes
Argyroderma schuldtii Schwantes ex Jacobsen
Argyroderma speciosum L.Bolus
Argyroderma splendens L.Bolus
Argyroderma strictum L.Bolus
Argyroderma subalbum N.E.Br.
Argyroderma subrotundum L.Bolus
Argyroderma testiculare N.E.Br.
Argyroderma theartii van Jaarsv.
Argyroderma villetii L.Bolus

List source :[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gard. Chron. 1922, Ser. III. lxxi. 92."Plant Name Details for Genus Argyroderma N.E.Br.". IPNI. Retrieved December 19, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Plant Name Query Results for Genus Argyroderma". IPNI. Retrieved December 19, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c Lord, Tony (2003). Flora : The Gardener's Bible : More than 20,000 garden plants from around the world. London: Cassell. ISBN 0-304-36435-5. 

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