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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Psammophora

Psammophora is a genus of plant in family Aizoaceae. It contains the following species:

Plants in this genus are known for their ability to entrap sand (psammophory), possibly offering protection against being eaten, or against high wind abrasion or insolation.[1]


  1. ^ Neinhuis, Christoph; Müller-Doblies, Ute; Müller-Doblies, Dietrich (2008-04-18). "Psammophora and other sand-coated plants from southern Africa". Feddes Repertorium. 107 (5-6): 549–555. doi:10.1002/fedr.19961070512. ISSN 0014-8962.