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Common name

English: Hottentot fig

German: Hottentottenfeige, Rote Mittagsblume

Portuguese: Chorão marítimo


Kingdom: Plantae (2677)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2591)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2184)

      Order: Caryophyllales (113)

        Family: Aizoaceae (9)(family description)

          Genus: Carpobrotus (2)

            Epithet: acinaciformis (L.) L. Bolus (1)

acinaciformis => scimitar-shaped; scimitar = sword with a curved blade, refers to the leaf shape


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink, yellow

External links

Check for Carpobrotus acinaciformis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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