EPPO Global Database

Carpobrotus acinaciformis(CBSAC)

Last modification: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO code: CBSAC
  • Preferred name: Carpobrotus acinaciformis
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Bolus


South Africa. Cultivated as an ornamental. Long considered to be invasive in coastal situations in Europe, like its fellow species C. edulis, but the plants concerned are now considered to be hybrids between the two species

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Mesembryanthemum acinaciforme Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
bàlsam menut Catalan
red hottentot fig English
sally-my-handsome English
uñas de gato Spanish
griffe de sorcière French
sabljasti karpobrot Croatian
fico degli Ottentoti commune Italian
карпобротус саблевидный Russian
buz çiçeği Turkish