Flowering

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

Distribution

צלקנית החרבות - מפת תפוצה

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Description & Remarks

Differentiating this species from C. edulis: the present species has purple to pink flowers, leaves 15-25 mm diam. and 90 mm long; the flower base not tapering into a pedicel whereas C. edulis has yellow flowers fading to pink,leaves 12mm diam. and 130 mm long; the flower base 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:
Crimson, violet
Sexuality and Reproductive Morphology:
Flowers hermaphrodite only
Sporangia or Seed Homogeneity:
Flowering Time:
April, July, June, May
Leaf arrangement:
opposite (two leaves per node)
Leaf Type:
entire
Leaf or leaflet margin:
smooth
Stipule:
absent
Habitat:
Mediterranean strand
Chorotype:
South African
Drought Resistence:
Salt Resistance:
Synanthrop:
approximately synanthropic = natural

Taxonomy

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