Carpobrotus rossii

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Carpobrotus rossii


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Aizoaceae
Subfamilia: Ruschioideae
Tribus: Ruschieae
Genus: Carpobrotus
Species: Carpobrotus rossii




  • Basionym
    • Mesembryanthemum rossii Haw., Revis. Pl. Succ. 120. 1821.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional:Australia
      • Australia (coastal: South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


  • Blake, S.T. (1969) A revision of Carpobrotus and Sarcozona in Australia, genera allied to Mesembryanthemum (Aizoaceae). Contributions from the Queensland Herbarium 7: 1–65.
  • Schwantes, M.H.G. (1928) Gartenflora 77: 68.

Vernacular names

English: Karkalla, Pig Face
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