Oscularia

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Oscularia
IMG 5943-Oscularia deltoides.jpg
O. deltoides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Oscularia
Schwantes
Species

about 25 species, see text

Oscularia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Aizoaceae, native to semi-arid and rocky habitats in the Western Cape of South Africa. They are succulent perennials with fleshy grey-green leaves often colouring red late in the season. Abundant, almond-scented, daisy-like white or pink flowers appear throughout the summer.[1][2]

The species O. deltoides is found in cultivation.

List of species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ http://gateway.myspecies.info/oscularia
  3. ^ http://www.ipni.org/index.html