Aptenia N.E.Br.

1 species naturalized Aust.; NSW, S.A.

*Aptenia cordifolia (L.f.) Schwantes

Perennial with prostrate stems. Leaves flat, broad-ovate, cordate, thick, opposite, 12–25 mm long. Flowers solitary, axillary or terminal. Perianth c. 15 mm long, with 2 large obtuse lobes at least as long as the tube and 2 small subulate ones. Petaloid staminodes purple. Ovary 4-locular; styles 4. Fruit a capsule with 4 valves. Occasionally naturalized in coastal areas. Introd. from S. Africa. Heart-leaved Ice Plant