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Taxon: Carpobrotus chilensis (Molina) N. E. Br.

Genus: Carpobrotus
Family: Aizoaceae subfamily: Ruschioideae tribe: Ruschieae. Also placed in: Mesembryanthemaceae
Nomen number: 101171
Place of publication: J. Bot. 66:324. 1928
Name verified on: 16-Nov-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 16-Nov-2010
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • sea-fig   (Source: F NAmer ) – English

Distributional range:

    Southern South America: Argentina - Chubut; Chile

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Southwestern Europe: Spain [incl. Baleares]
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon [s.w.]
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California [w.]
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte
    Western South America: Ecuador - Guayas


  • Bicknell, S. H. & E. M. Mackey. 1998. Mysterious nativity of California's sea fig. Fremontia 26:3–11.
  • Blake, S. T. 1969. A revision of Carpobrotus and Sarcozona in Australia, genera allied to Mesembryanthemum (Aizoaceae). Contr. Queensland Herb. 7:20. [= Carpobrotus aequilaterus (Haw.) N. E. Br.].
  • Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. 1989–. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973–. Flora of Ecuador.
  • Hartmann, H. E. K., ed. 2001. Illustrated handbook of succulent plants: Aizoaceae A-E & Aizoaceae F-Z. A–E:98.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  • Jacobsen, H. J. 1981. Das Sukkulentenlexicon, ed. 2.
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen. 1972–. Atlas florae europaeae.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. A California flora. [= Mesembryanthemum chilense Molina].
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. [= Mesembryanthemum chilense Molina].
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, second edition. [= Carpobrotus aequilaterus (Haw.) N. E. Br.].
  • Wiggins, I. L. 1980. Flora of Baja California.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74., 1999


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