Taxon  Report   1659 
Carpobrotus chilensis  (Molina) N.E. Br.
Sea fig
Carpobrotus chilensis
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Carpobrotus chilensis
© 2006 Joseph Dougherty, M.D./ecology.or
Carpobrotus chilensis
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Carpobrotus chilensis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
It is an invasive plant. The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Carpobrotus chilensis
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: AIZOACEAE  
Genus: Carpobrotus
Communities:
Coastal Strand, Coastal Sage Scrub
Habitat: coastal [Walker]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Carpobrotus aequilateralus
PLANTS: Mesembryanthemum chilense
XWALK: Carpobrotus aequilaterus
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Jepson eFlora

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USDA PLANTS Profile (CACH38)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jul 30, 2016).

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