Aizoon L. subgen. Aizoanthemum (Dinter ex Friedrich) Adamson: 44 (l959b).
Annual, variably papillose, prostrate or ascending, much-branched herbs. Leaves alternate, densely papillose, sessile or petiolate, +/- fleshy; stipules 0. Flowers perigynous, bisexual, solitary, terminal, often sessile in fork of branches. Stamens many; filaments connate, flattened towards base. Ovary superior, 5-10-locular, with 2-many pendulous ovules per locule. Fruit a capsule with rounded top, opening completely hygrochastically by long expanding keels reaching from centre of fruit to tip of valve. Seeds reniform, with concentric ridges, light to dark brown. x= 8 (1 report).
Species 3, Africa; 3 in sthn Afr., Namibia.