Hottentots Fig

Hottentots Fig


Name
Hottentots Fig
Latin Name
Carpobrotus sauerae
Habitat
A coastal creeper on rocky outcrops and dunes that are already partly stabilised. Actively pollinated by a range of insects. One of several Carpobrotus species, some of which are used world-wide to stabilise shifting sands.
Fruit
Fruits succulent and edible; may be dried or used to make jams.

Description : Sends out long runners with pairs of succulent leaves that are triangular in section. Flowers purple, large and showy, superficially daisy-like. Size: Leaves 50 mm long; flowers 70 mm in diameter.



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