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Dintheranthus wilmotianus1.jpg
A flowering Dintheranthus wilmotianus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Dinteranthus

Dinteranthus is a genus in the Aizoaceae family of plants. It occurs in the arid northwestern parts of the Northern Cape Province, South Africa and the southeastern parts of Namibia.

Description and taxonomy[edit]

The plants are mesembs, and resemble those genera within the Aizoaceae family to which they are most closely related; namely Lithops, Lapidaria and Schwantesia, although they require even less water and have a distinctive keel along the lower leaf surface.

Species list[edit]

It contains the following species:

Large stand of Dinteranthus microspermus puberulus