Calflora
Taxon  Report   5347    
Malephora crocea  (Jacq.) Schwantes
Coppery mesembryanthemum
Malephora crocea
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Malephora crocea
© 2012 Aaron Arthur
Malephora crocea
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Malephora crocea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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Malephora crocea
© 2018 michelle peruzzi
Family: AIZOACEAE  
Genus: Malephora
Communities: escaped cultivar

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Malephora purpureo-crocea
More information about  Malephora crocea
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MACR3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 13, 2018).

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