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|Family: Aizoaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Carpobrotus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E. Br.
Stem: < 3 m. Leaf: widest below middle, not glaucous. Flower: pedicelled; sepals 3--4 cm, sharp-triangular in ×-section, outer angle serrate near tip; petals 3--4 cm. Fruit: triangular, +- flat toward pedicel. Chromosomes: n=18.
Ecology: Common. Many coastal habitats, especially sand; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, CCo, SCo, ChI; Distribution Outside California: to Mexico; native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: +- all year Note: Hybridizes with Carpobrotus chilensis; extensively planted along highways and for dune stabilization; invasive.
Synonyms: Mesembryanthemum edule L.
eFlora Treatment Author: Nancy J. Vivrette
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Carpobrotus chilensis
Next taxon: Conicosia
Citation for this treatment: Nancy J. Vivrette 2016. Carpobrotus edulis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=17975, accessed on July 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 28, 2016.