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Carpobrotus mellei

Carpobrotus mellei in flower
Common names: mountain sourfig (Eng.), bergsuurvy (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

... at the University of Cape Town. It was named by the Aizoaceae specialist Louisa Bolus in 1922, in the Annals of ...

03 / 06 / 2024 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Carpobrotus muirii

Carpobrotus muirii
Common names: Albertinia sour fig, dwarf sour fig (Eng.), Albertinia-suurvy, kleinsuurvy (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

... in 1927. C. muirii belongs to the mesemb family (Aizoaceae), the largest succulent family in South Africa, and ...

29 / 04 / 2024 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Delosperma nubigenum

Delosperma nubigenum in flower at the Denver Botanic Gardens
Common names: cloud-born delosperma (Eng.), geel-kransvygie (Afr.); mabone, motabo (Sesotho)
Family: Aizoaceae

01 / 04 / 2024 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Drosanthemum aasvoelbergense

Drosanthemum aasvoelbergense in flower
Common names: Aasvoelberg mesemb (Eng.); Aasvoelberg-douvygie (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

... Farm standing on top of the cliff. Drosanthemum (Aizoaceae), as a new genus, was named by Schwantes in 1927 ...

25 / 03 / 2024 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Delosperma frutescens

Delosperma frutescens in flower
Common names: dwarf tree mesemb, shrubby delosperma (Eng.); dwerg-boomvygie (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

... diverse genus of more than 100 species within the family Aizoaceae (formerly Mesembryanthemaceae), ranging from dwarf ...

18 / 03 / 2024 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Ruschia promontorii

Ruschia promontorii in habitat flowering in spring
Common names: Peninsula cliff ruschia (Eng.); Skiereiland-kransvygie (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

... 2016). Ruschia is the largest genus within the family Aizoaceae, previously called Mesembryanthemaceae, with more ...

04 / 03 / 2024 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Glottiphyllum carnosum

Glottiphyllum carnosum
Common names: fleshy tongue-leaf mesemb, fleshy tonguefig (Eng.); tongblaarvygie (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

19 / 02 / 2024 | Yandisa Ndzeku | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Carruanthus peersii

Carruanthus peersii in flower in cultivation
Common names: Toorwaterpoort mesemb (Eng.); Toorwatervygie (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

28 / 08 / 2023 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Conophytum pageae

Conophytum pageae. Photo Nick Helme
Common names: lips plant, cone plant, button plant, dumplings, living pebbles (Eng.); knopies, toontjies (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

... lot of samples of this species. An evergreen member of the Aizoaceae family , Conophytum pageae is a unique succulent ...

05 / 06 / 2023 | Khotatso Baloyi | Walter Sisulu NBG
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Esterhuysenia inclaudens

Esterhuysenia inclaudens in habitat. Photo Nick Helme
Common names: none
Family: Aizoaceae

... of 25-30 mm. Fruits are berry-type, like many in the Aizoaceae family. Esterhuysenia inclaudens is an intriguing ...

15 / 05 / 2023 | Robyn Manuel | Compton Herbarium
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Delosperma zoutpansbergense

Delosperma zoutpansbergense in flower in habitat
Common names: Soutpansberg delosperma (Eng.), Soutpansberg-vygie (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

13 / 03 / 2023 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Delosperma waterbergense

Delosperma waterbergense in flower at Kirstenbosch
Common names: Waterberg delosperma (Eng.), waterbergvygie (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

27 / 02 / 2023 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Delosperma zeederbergii

Delosperma zeederbergii in flower in its habitat
Common names: Spekboom River mesemb (Eng.); spekboomriviervygie (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

06 / 02 / 2023 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Tetragonia fruticosa

Tetragonia fruticosa in flower. Photo Nanna Joubert
Common names: sprawling sea coral, trailing dune-spinach (Eng.); kinkelbossie, kinkelklappers, kleinsaadklappiesbrak, klimopkinkelbossie, porseleinbos, slaaibos, wa
Family: Aizoaceae

... to its edibility. Most plants belonging to the family Aizoaceae (the Vygie family) have seed capsules that are ...

19 / 12 / 2022 | Shireen Harris | Karoo Desert NBG
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Delosperma velutinum

Delosperma velutinum white flower EVJ
Common names: silky-leaved cliff-delosperma (Eng.); syblaarkransvygie (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

... the capsule opens, whereas in most other genera in the Aizoaceae, the seeds are covered by a membrane. The specific ...

24 / 10 / 2022 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Faucaria subintegra

Faucaria subintegra
Common names: Tyolomnqa tiger-jaw (Eng.); tierbekvygie (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

13 / 06 / 2022 | Nomfusi Ntsobi | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Carpobrotus deliciosus

Carpobrotus deliciosus
Common names: delicious sour fig, sweet sour fig (Eng.); suurvy, perdevy, gaukum (Afr.); igcuthuma (Xho.)
Family: Aizoaceae

... to the tasty fruits. Carpobrotus deliciosus is part of the Aizoaceae family. The genus Carpobrotus currently has 14 ...

21 / 03 / 2022 | Anam Cimi | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Bergeranthus scapiger

Bergeranthus scapiger
Common names: polvygie (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

... to the flowers. The genus Bergeranthus is a member of the Aizoaceae family, in the major group Angiosperms (flowering ...

13 / 01 / 2020 | Sihle Nqentsu | KwaZulu-Natal NBG
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Delosperma saxicola

Delosperma saxicola
Common names: Tsitsikamma cliff vygie, Tsitsikamma cliff mesemb (Eng.); Tsitsikamma vygie (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

30 / 09 / 2019 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Conicosia pugioniformis subsp. pugioniformis

Conicosia pugioniformis subsp. pugioniformis
Common names: giant clockplant, pigroot, pig salad, narrow-leaved ice plant (Eng.); groot vetkousie, varkslaai, gansies, varkwortel, snotwortel (Afr.)
Family: Aizoaceae

... Metabolism (CAM). This very feature makes highly succulent Aizoaceae perfectly adapted to the wet winters and dry ...

02 / 09 / 2019 | Roger Oliver | Kirstenbosch NBG
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