Carpobrotus glaucescens

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Carpobrotus glaucescens
Carpobrotus glaucescens 01.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Carpobrotus
Species: C. glaucescens
Binomial name
Carpobrotus glaucescens
(Haw.) Schwantes

Carpobrotus glaucescens, known as angular sea-fig[1] or pigface is a species of flowering plant in the ice plant family. It is a succulent coastal groundcover native to temperate eastern Australia.

Succulent leaves are 3.5–10 cm long and 9–15 mm wide, straight or slightly curved. Flowers are 3.2-6 cm wide, and light purple. The fruit is 2–3 cm long, 1.6–2.4 cm wide, red to purple.[2]

Uses[edit]

The fruit pulp is edible, with a flavor like salty strawberry or kiwifruit. The skin is discarded. The leaves are also edible cooked, and can be used as a preserved pickles. Fruit of the plant can also be made into a toffee or jam.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ PlantNET, Carpobrotus glaucescens.