Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Botany picture #133: Tetragonia implexicoma

Tetragonia implexicoma (Aizoaceae), Tasmania, 2013. Better known from their stunning representatives in the deserts of southwestern Africa, the succulent Aizoaceae family also has a few native species on this continent, such as the one above. Like Actites megalocarpa, it is a dune stabilizer, growing across them in dense mats of tangled stems.

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