2405.021 Carpobrotus N.E. Br.

Staples, G.W. & Herbst, D.R. (2005) A Tropical Garden Flora; plants cultivated in the Hawaiian islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Description of the genus

Perennial succulents; stems trailing with internodes between leaves; base becoming woody. Leaves opposite, finger-shaped and 3-angled, joined at the base. Flowers terminal, solitary, showy; calyx 5 lobed. Ovary inferior. Fruit fleshy, indehiscent. Seeds obovoid on long thread-like stalks.

Worldwide: 25 species, main South Africa (from SW Cape to KwaZulu-Natal), 4 in Australia and naturalised elsewhere.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Carpobrotus dimidiatus

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dimidiatus (L.) L. BolusDescription, Image
edulis (L.) L. Bolus

Other sources of information about Carpobrotus:

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Flora of Mozambique: Carpobrotus
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Carpobrotus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Carpobrotus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Carpobrotus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Carpobrotus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Carpobrotus
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iNaturalist: Carpobrotus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Carpobrotus
JSTOR Plant Science: Carpobrotus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Carpobrotus
Plants of the World Online: Carpobrotus
Tropicos: Carpobrotus
Wikipedia: Carpobrotus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Carpobrotus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1630, retrieved 28 May 2023

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