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Mesembryanthemum Bicolorum

Two-Coloured Fig-Marigold
Class and Order
Icosandria Pentagynia
Generic Character
Cal. 5-fidus. Petala numerosa, linearia. Caps. carnosa, infera, polysperma.
Specific Character and Synonyms
MESEMBRYANTHEMUM bicolorum foliis subulatis punctatis lævibus distinctis, caule frutescente, corollis bicoloribus. Linn. Syst. Vegetab. p. 470
MESEMBRYANTHEMUM tenuifolium fruticescens, flore croceo. Dill. Elth. 267. t. 202. f. 258.

Contrary to the Mesembryanthemum dolabriforme, lately figured in this work, this species expands its flowers in the day-time, and that only when the sun shines powerfully on them; on such occasions, the blossoms on the top of the branches being very numerous, exhibit a most splendid appearance.

It is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, flowers in July, and is most readily propagated by cuttings.

Like most of the Cape plants, it requires the shelter of a green-house during the winter.

59Mesembryanthemum Bicolorum
Mesembryanthemum Bicolorum
Two-Coloured Fig-Marigold

Other species of the Mesembryanthemum genus