Flowering

  • Jan1
  • Feb2
  • Mar3
  • Apr4
  • May5
  • Jun6
  • Jul7
  • Aug8
  • Sep9
  • Oct10
  • Nov11
  • Dec12
Not in Bloom

Distribution

צלקנית נאכלת - מפת תפוצה

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Description & Remarks

This plant is used as an ornamental plant and is planted on mobile sands of the coastal zone of Israel. According to Iehuda Marta’s observations, in addition to vegetative growth and expending, the plant multiply by seeds and fits the status of “invasive established alien” and inserted to the website.

Differentiating this species from C. acinaciformis: the present species has yellow flowers fading to pink,leaves 12mm diam. and 130 mm long; the flower base tapering into a pedicel. C. acinaciformis has purple to pink flowers, leaves 15-25 mm diam. and 90 mm long; the flower base not tapering into a pedicel
I thank Dr. Michael Avishai for his help in differentiating the two species.

Family

Life form (Raunkiaer):
chamaephyte
Spinescence:
absent
Succulence:
stem + leaf succulent
Summer Shedding:
perennating
Petal or tepal color:
Cream
Sexuality and Reproductive Morphology:
Flowers hermaphrodite only
Sporangia or Seed Homogeneity:
Flowering Time:
July, June, May
Leaf arrangement:
Leaf Type:
Leaf or leaflet margin:
smooth
Stipule:
absent
Habitat:
Mediterranean strand
Chorotype:
South African
Drought Resistence:
Salt Resistance:
grows in salty and non-salty habitats
Synanthrop:
mostly synanthropic, also natural

Taxonomy

Superdivision:
Spermatophyta
Division:
Angiospermae
Class:
Dicotyledoneae
Family:
Aizoaceae
Genus:
Carpobrotus