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Crystalline ice plant - Mesembryanthemum crystallinum Stem of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum is covered with enlarged epidermal cells, called "bladder cells". The main function of these bladder cells is to reserve water. Australia,Common iceplant,Geotagged,Mesembryanthemum crystallinum,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Crystalline ice plant - Mesembryanthemum crystallinum

Stem of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum is covered with enlarged epidermal cells, called "bladder cells". The main function of these bladder cells is to reserve water.

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''Mesembryanthemum crystallinum'' is a prostrate succulent plant native to Africa, Sinai and southern Europe, and naturalized in North America, South America and Australia. The plant is covered with large, glistening bladder cells or water vesicles, reflected in its common names of common ice plant, crystalline ice plant or ice plant.

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Uploaded Nov 25, 2021. Captured Nov 24, 2021 18:29 in CJ53+9G Encounter Bay SA, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/16.0
  • 1/83s
  • ISO400
  • 85mm