Carpobrotus glaucescens

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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, commonly 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.

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

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References[edit]

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