Carpobrotus muirii

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Carpobrotus muirii L.Bolus

Aizoaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

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 muirii is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Carpobrotus muirii was described by Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Carpobrotus muirii 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 15 centimetres.

Leaves

Carpobrotus muirii has simple leaves that are opposite.

Flowers and Fruits

Carpobrotus muirii produces solitary pink many-stellate flowers.

The perennials produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Carpobrotus muirii is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be sandy or gritty-sandy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

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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