mesembryanthemum


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mesembryanthemum

(mɪzˌɛmbrɪˈænθɪməm)
n
(Plants) any plant of a South African genus (Mesembryanthemum) of succulent-leaved prostrate or erect plants widely grown in gardens and greenhouses: family Aizoaceae. See fig marigold, ice plant, Livingstone daisy
[C18: New Latin, from Greek mesēmbria noon + anthemon flower]

me•sem•bry•an•the•mum

(məˌzɛm briˈæn θə məm)

n.
any of various chiefly Old World plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum, of the carpetweed family, having thick, fleshy leaves and often showy flowers.
[< New Latin, irreg. < Greek mesēmbrí(a) midday + ánthemon flower]
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Noun1.mesembryanthemum - South African annual or biennial plants having flowers that open only in bright sunlightMesembryanthemum - South African annual or biennial plants having flowers that open only in bright sunlight
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Aizoaceae, carpetweed family, family Aizoaceae, family Tetragoniaceae, Tetragoniaceae - succulent herbs or small shrubs mostly of South Africa but also New Zealand and North America: carpetweeds; fig marigolds
fig marigold, pebble plant - any of several South African plants of the genus Mesembryanthemum cultivated for showy pink or white flowers
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Runs were visible in the non-native vegetation, which included Mesembryanthemum crystallinum, Brassica tournefortii, Salsola tragus, and Hirschfeldia incana, with individuals of the native species Ambrosia chenopodiifolia and Malosma laurina nearby.
Magne, Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction: Effect of Extraction Time and Solvent Power on the Levels of Polyphenols and Antioxidant Activity of Mesembryanthemum edule L.
Much of this is generated by mesembryanthemum and gazania.
Konieczny, "Influence of anti- and prooxidants on rhizogenesis from hypocotyls of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.
Interspecific variability of antioxidant activities and phenolic composition in Mesembryanthemum genus.
Subcellularlocalization and stress responses of superoxide dismutase isoforms from leaves in the C3-CAM intermediate halophyte Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.
Magne, "Ultrasound-assisted extraction: effect of extraction time and solvent power on the levels of polyphenols and antioxidant activity of Mesembryanthemum edule L.
Stintzing, "Time-dependent bioactivity of preparations from cactus pear (Opuntia ficus indica) and ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum) on human skin fibroblasts and keratinocytes," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
Moreover, symporters are major determinants in the resistance of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum to salt stress [63].
The structure of Trifolio scabri-Catapodietum balearici is given mainly by Catapodium balearicum and several species belonging to the Saginetea maritimae class (Brullo & Giusso, 2003), as Spergularia bocconi, Plantago coronopus, Parapholis incurva, Sagina maritima, Trifolium scabrum, Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum, Polycarpon tetraphyllum subsp.
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum plant switches from C3 photosynthesis to CAM (crassulacean acid metabolism) pathway as an adaptive mechanism in response to stress (Cosentino et al.