Taxon  Report   1660    
Carpobrotus edulis  (L.) N. E. Br.
Hottentot fig,  Iceplant, Sea fig
Carpobrotus edulis
© 2017 Lisa Miller
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Carpobrotus edulis
© 2013 Arcangelo Wessells
Carpobrotus edulis
© 2018 Cynthia Powell
Carpobrotus edulis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. Cal-IPC rating: High

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Carpobrotus edulis
© 2012 Jon Hall
Genus: Carpobrotus
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2019).