EPPO Global Database

Carpobrotus edulis(CBSED)

Code created in: 2002-07-18

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CBSED
  • Preferred name: Carpobrotus edulis
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Brown


South Africa. Cultivated as an ornamental. Introduced in Western Europe, Mediterranean, USA (California, Florida), Mexico, South America (Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, southern Brazil, Uruguay), Australia (except Northern, Queensland), New Zealand). Flowers typically yellow, but variants with flowers pinkish purple, or pink with yellow base, have been named vars. rubescens and chrysophthalmus, respectively

WSSA list of weeds in North America. Regulated in Belgium. DAISIE

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Carpobrotus edulis var. chrysophthalmus Preston & Sell
Carpobrotus edulis var. rubescens Druce
Mesembryanthemum edule Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
Cape fig English
freeway iceplant English
Hottentot fig English
ice plant English (GB)
kaffir fig English (GB)
pigface English
sour fig English (ZA)
Hottentottenfeige German
Pferdefeige German
doigts de sorcières French
figue de mer French
figue des Hottentots French
figue marine French
griffe de sorcière French
bálsamo Spanish
diente de león Spanish
flor del cuchillo Spanish
hierba del cuchillo Spanish
higo del Cabo Spanish
higo marino Spanish
uña de gato Spanish
uña de león Spanish
fico degli Ottentoti edule Italian
fico degli Ottentotti Italian
hottentotvijg Dutch
hottentotvijg Dutch
bálsamo Portuguese
chorão-das-praias Portuguese
chorões Portuguese
malícia Portuguese
gul middagsblomma Swedish
карпобротус съедобный Russian
kazayağı Turkish
karpobrot jadalny Polish
zobacz wątek Polish
karpobrod Albanian
bàlsam comú Catalan