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Mesembryanthemum depressum Haw.
Misc. Nat. 33 1803

Accepted Scientific Name: Glottiphyllum depressum (Haw.) N.E.Br.
Gard. Chron. 3, 70: 327 1921

Mesembryanthemum depressum (Glottiphyllum depressum) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
Klipdrif, 5 km south Zebra (MG1522.4621)


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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Glottiphyllum depressum (Haw.) N.E.Br.
Gard. Chron. 3, 70: 327 1921
Synonymy: 37

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Fig-Marigold, Tongue-leaf, Tongue-leaved Mesemb
AFRIKAANS (Afrikaans): Vygie, Tongblaarvygie, Skilpadkos

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Glottiphyllum depressum group

  • Glottiphyllum depressum (Haw.) N.E.Br.: forms branched groups of low, clustered rosettes with narrow tongue or strap-shaped leaves, variation is considerable. Distribution: From Ceres to Uniondale,Western Cape, South Africa.
  • Glottiphyllum muirii N.E.Br.: has narrow strap-shaped leaves curving upwards at the tip to a blunt hook, rounded on the back. Phisantefontein, Little Karroo, (Cape Province) South Africa.

25522 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
G. depressum Klipdrif, 5 km south Zebra, very nice form. (Glottiphyllum depressum) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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