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Delosperma cooperi1.jpg
Delosperma cooperi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Delosperma

Delosperma ('delos'=evident, 'sperma'=seed) is a genus of around 100 species of succulent plants, formerly included in Mesembryanthemum in the family Aizoaceae. The family is common in southern and eastern Africa.

The leaves of Delosperma jansei (tradescantioides?)

Species include:

Delosperma species, as do most Aizoaceae, have hygrochastic capsules, opening and closing with changes in humidity. [5]


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