Hottentot fig


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Related to Hottentot fig: Carpobrotus edulis

Hottentot fig

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(Plants) a perennial plant, Mesembryanthemum (or Carpobrotus) edule, originally South African, having fleshy prostrate leaves, showy yellow or purple flowers, and edible fruits
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Noun1.Hottentot fig - low-growing South African succulent plant having a capsular fruit containing edible pulpHottentot fig - low-growing South African succulent plant having a capsular fruit containing edible pulp
Carpobrotus, genus Carpobrotus - a caryophyllaceous genus of Carpobrotus
succulent - a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs
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There is also the threat of Mediterranean plants becoming invasive such as the Hottentot fig on the sea cliffs of South and West Wales.
Agaves tend to close up their outer leaves in order to save the inner ones and Carpobrotus edulis, the Hottentot fig, may need some dried up leaves and stems pruned off and will start to grow and fill out again quite quickly.
Bats may be at risk from flooding, but could benefit from warmer weather, while alien plant species such as the three-cornered leek, Bermuda buttercup and Hottentot fig could spread inland from their coastal position.