Back to Biodiversity Explorer main pageGo to Iziko Museums of Cape Town home pageAbout Biodiversity Explorer - history, goals, etc.Send us your questions about southern African biodiversityPeople who have contributed content and images.Search Biodiversity Explorer

Genus: Sesuvium

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Aizoaceae > Subfamily: Sesuvioideae

About 12 species, native to the tropics and subtropics, mainly African with five species native to southern Africa. Occurs on saline dunes and beaches, and in riverbeds and marshes.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Sesuvium hydaspicum


Sesuvium mesembryanthemoides


Sesuvium nyasicum

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Sesuvium portulacastrum

See Flora of Mozambique.


Sesuvium sesuvioides



Contact us if you can contribute information or images to improve this page.

Biodiversity Explorer home   Iziko home   Search