Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br.
  • Gen. S. Afr. Fl. Pl.
  • chorão-da-praia

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 28 Oct 2020'

General Information

Stems to 3 m; bark persistent, leathery. Leaves green; blade sharply 3-angled in cross section, widest proximal to middle, ad-axial side concave, outer angle serrate near apex, 5-11 × 1-1.5 cm. Inflorescences: pedicel 20-60 mm. Flowers 8-10 cm diam.; calyx lobes 10-60 mm; outer 2 lobes sharply 3-angled in cross section, abaxial angle serrate near apex, 30-60 mm; inner 3 lobes smaller, with membranous margins; petals (including petaloid staminodia) 100-200, yellow, aging pink, 2-4(-5)-seriate, 30-40 mm; stamens 100 per series, yellow, 4(-7)-seriate, simple to plumose, 6-8(-12) mm; anthers yellow; stigmas radiating out over fruits, 8-15 mm. Fruits yellowish, clavate to subglobose, depressed apically, 20-35 mm. Seeds ca. 1000. 2n = 18.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora of North America @
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    Distribution Map

    • Introduced distribution
    Introduced into
    • Southern America Brazil Rio Grande do Sul
    • Santa Catarina

    Other Local Names


     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
    • B Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).