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Gnidia lamprantha (Gnidia lamprantha)


Lampranthus is a genus of succulent plants in the family Aizoaceae, indigenous to southern Africa. The genus name "Lampranthus" means "shining-flowers" in Latin, and the species of this genus have large, extremely bright flowers, of a range of colours (sometimes even bi-coloured), that usually appear in summer, and frequently cover the plants entirely. The species of this genus typically have long, smooth, elongated, succulent leaves. These can be triangular or cylindrical, and appear in opposite pairs on the shrubs' branches.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Malvales

            • Family: Thymelaeaceae

              • Genus: Gnidia