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|Family: Aizoaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Carpobrotus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Carpobrotus chilensis (Molina) N.E. Br.
Stem: < 2 m. Leaf: widest above middle, glaucous. Flower: sessile; sepals 1--2 cm; petals 1--2.5 cm. Fruit: soft when ripe.
Ecology: Common on coastal sandy shores; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, CCo, SCo, n ChI; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Mexico; probably native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: +- all year
Synonyms: Mesembryanthemum chilensis Molina
Unabridged Note: Carpobrotus mellei L. Bolus, 4 other South African species, as well as hybrids between them, occur in Chile and generally have been misidentified as Carpobrotus chilensis.
eFlora Treatment Author: Nancy J. Vivrette
Jepson Online Interchange
Weed listed by Cal-IPC
Previous taxon: Carpobrotus
Next taxon: Carpobrotus edulis
Citation for this treatment: Nancy J. Vivrette 2016. Carpobrotus chilensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77164, accessed on August 26, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 26, 2016.