Carpobrotus edulis


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Noun1.Carpobrotus edulis - low-growing South African succulent plant having a capsular fruit containing edible pulpCarpobrotus edulis - 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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Chrysanthemoides, a grey felted-leaf plant, has spread giving good ground cover in a huge area while the favourite Carpobrotus edulis known here as Aphrodite's tresses, gives bright green areas of cover too.
To support the return of natural sand dune movement and enhance habitat for the birds, the team implemented a plan to remove invasive vegetation, including European beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria), iceplant (Carpobrotus edulis) and Sydney golden wattle (Acacia longifolia).
While analyses indicate species invasion may be area-specific, site-wide trends demonstrate that within six years, areas dominated by highly invasive species have increased including: Euphorbia terracina (5.83 acres), Carpobrotus edulis (4.99 acres), and Cortaderia selloana (1.02 acres).
Con respecto a este ultimo apunte, resulta mucho mas adecuado emplear especies mediterraneas autoctonas (Fraga 2009) en lugar de acudir a xerofitas exoticas, como se ha venido haciendo, y que es el motivo por el que aparecen tantos taxones pertenecientes a las familias Cactaceae, Aizoaceae, Agavaceae, Aloaceae y Crassulaceae, entre los que se encuentran algunas de las especies invasoras mas nocivas en nuestro ambito cercano (Carpobrotus edulis, Carpobrotus acinaciformis, Cylindropuntia rosea, Agave americana, etc.).
Especies invasoras historicas detectadas: Aptenia cordifolia, Carpobrotus edulis, Nicotiana glauca.
Mrs Thomas said there were no disagreements about the overall winner the Ice Plant, Carpobrotus edulis, was the unanimous choice.
Van der Watt E, Pretorius JC (2001) Purification and identification of active antibacterial components in Carpobrotus edulis L.
Mechanism controlling invasion of coastal plant communities by alien succulent Carpobrotus edulis. Ecology 74: 83-95.