Carpobrotus chilensis

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Carpobrotus chilensis (Molina) N.E.Br.

Aizoaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: falcate

Division: simple

Shape: many-stellate
Fruit: berry

63D / e981ab 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Carpobrotus chilensis is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Carpobrotus chilensis was already described and the name validly published by Giovanni Ignazio Molina. It was Nicholas Edward Brown, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1928.

Taxonomy

Carpobrotus chilensis is a species in the genus Carpobrotus which contains approximately 13 to 14 species and belongs to the family of the Aizoaceae (Fig-marigold Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 5 to 20 centimetres.

Leaves

Carpobrotus chilensis has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are falcate.

Flowers and Fruits

Carpobrotus chilensis produces solitary pink many-stellate flowers from May to September.

The perennials produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy or gritty-sandy soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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