Jensenobotrya

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Jensenobotrya lossowiana
Jensenobotrya lossowiana.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Jensenobotrya
Species: J. lossowiana
Binomial name
Jensenobotrya lossowiana
A.G.J. Herre

Jensenobotrya lossowiana is the only species of genus Jensenobotrya, in the Aizoaceae family. It is a succulent plant endemic to Namibia. Its natural habitat is rocky areas. It grows at Dolphin Head in Spencer Bay where it obtains moisture from the saline mists. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Jensenobotrya is named after Emil Jensen and the Greek botrya (bunch of grapes), because the leaves look like grapes. The vernacular name druiwetrosvygie means 'bunch of grapes mesemb'.

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