Taxon  Report   1660 
Carpobrotus edulis  (L.) N.E. Br.
Hottentot fig,  Iceplant, Sea fig
Carpobrotus edulis
© 2008 Neal Kramer
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Carpobrotus edulis
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Carpobrotus edulis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as high   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Carpobrotus edulis
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Family: AIZOACEAE  
Genus: Carpobrotus
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Mesembryanthemum edule
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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: Feb 10, 2016).

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