EPPO Global Database

Aptenia cordifolia(APJCO)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: APJCO
  • Preferred name: Aptenia cordifolia
  • Authority: (C. Linnaeus) Schwantes


South Africa. Cultivated as an ornamental and widely naturalized. A cultivated hybrid with A. haeckeliana (cv. Red Apple) is now spreading in southern France. Introduced in Western Mediterranean, Mozambique, South America (Colombia to Bolivia and Argentina), Australia (except Western, Northern), New Zealand

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Mesembryanthemum cordifolium C. Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
baby sun-rose English
heart-leaf iceplant English (AU)
iceplant English
ficoïde à feuilles en cœur French
escarcha Spanish
rocío Spanish
rosa del sol Spanish
erba cristallina cordifolia Italian
apténia Portuguese
rosinha-do-sol Portuguese
hjärtreva Swedish
аптения сердцелистная Russian
aptenia Finnish
cabellera de la reina Catalan