Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Carpobrotus
Family: Mesembryanthemaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
deliciosus
NOTES

An evergreen, succulent, creeping plant which has almost straight leaves which are triangular in cross section. The stems are often magenta. The pant grows about 25 cm high. The receptacle is subglobose and doesn't taper into the pedicel.


AUTHORITY
(L.Bolus) L.Bolus
Sub Author
Conservation
Protected
Habit
Succulent
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The pink flowers are up to 8 cm in diameter with narrow petals and a central mass of stamens. The fruits are globose
Colour: Pink
Common Name
Hottentot fig
Sour fig
Gaukum
Gouna
Perdevy
Hottetots brood
Paardevijg
Suurvy
Paardevijg
Habitat
NOTES: Grows along roadsides
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Thrush treatments
The juice is used to treat thrush.
Gargles
Unspecified use
Gynaecological treatments
Unspecified use
Gastro-intestinal treatments
Unspecified use
Food
The fruit is edible and makes a good jam
Months
June
July
August
September
October
November
Synonyms for Species
Mesembryanthemum deliciosum
Carpobrotis dulcis
Carpobrotis fourcadei



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