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Common name

English: Hottentot Fig, Ice Plant

German: Eßbare Mittagsblume

Portuguese: Chorão-da-praia

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Caryophyllales (121)

        Family: Aizoaceae (9)(family description)

          Genus: Carpobrotus (2)

            Epithet: edulis (L.) N.E. Br. (6)

Synonym: Abryanthemum edule (L.) Rothm.

edule => edible

edulis => edible

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical, tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: pink, yellow

External links

Check for Carpobrotus edulis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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