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Hort. Kew. ed. 1,2 (1789) 422.
Scrambling or spreading among bushes, attaining a height/length of several meters. Stems succulent when young, becoming woody. Nodes swollen.
Lamina shallow to deeply incised or lobed, somewhat succulent, ~7.5 x 13 cm, glaucous except on veins and along margins.
6-14 flowered pseudo umbel. Peduncle 4-10 cm. Pedicel 0.5 mm.
5, reflexed. Hypanthium 20-40 mm.
Petals 5, dull ochre-yellow, barium-yellow to greenish. Posterior petals slightly reflexed, 6 x 10-12 mm, anterior slightly smaller.
7 fertile, two shorter.
The picturesque Jacobs Bay on the West Coast Peninsula, a beautiful fishing village turned holiday resort, 2 h away from Cape Town. The surrounding sandveld is botanically still very interesting: the new P. sabulosum was discovered nearby just recently, and P. carnosum ssp. carnosum is common.
Maggs G. L. et al. (1995b)
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