Mesembryanthemum glabrum Aiton


Family: Aizoaceae

Genus: Mesembryanthemum

Description: 

As the extreme brilliancy of this plant cannot be done justice to in painting, we must rest satisfied with having done our best; every person in the least acquainted with the art, must know, that in yellow the shining colour existing in nature cannot be retained in a drawing. This species is annual... (Bot. Repos.)

History: 

Published in Hortus Kew. (W.T. Aiton), ed. 2. 2: 193 in 1789.

Basionym of Hymenogyne glabra (Aiton) Haw.

Also published in Bot. Repos. 1: 57 in 1799: ...according to the Kew Catalogue, was introduced to the royal gardens by Mr. F. Masson in the year 1787.


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