Sorting Carpobrotus names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :

C. acinaciformis, C. muirii and C. deliciosus
C. acinaciformis, C. muirii and C. deliciosus
C. acinaciformis, C. muirii and C. deliciosu

Carpobrotus acinaciformis (L.) L. Bolus

Abryanthemum acinaciforme (L.) Rothm., Mesembryanthemum acinaciforme L.

AFRIKAANS :  Elandssuurvy.

DUTCH :  Rode hottentotvijg.

ENGLISH :  Elands sour fig, Purple-flowered sour fig, Sally-my-handsome.

FRENCH :  Croc de sorcière, Doigt de sorcière, Ficoïde à feuilles en sabre, Griffe de sorcière.

GERMAN :  Rote Mittagsblume.

HEBREW :   צלקנית החרבות , אהל האצבעות .

PORTUGUESE :  Chorão marítimo.

SPANISH :  Diente de dragón.

SWEDISH :  Röd middagsblomma.

Carpobrotus deliciosus (L. Bolus) L. Bolus

SYNONYM(S) :  Carpobrotus dulcis L.Bolus

AFRIKAANS :  Ghounavy, Goukum, Hotnotsvy, Perdevy.

ENGLISH :  Hottentot fig, Purple Hottentot fig, Purple-flowered Hottentot fig, Sweet Hottentots fig.

FRENCH :  Ficoïde délicieuse, Ficoïde douce, Figuier des Hottentots.


Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N. E. Br.

SYNONYM(S) :  Carpobrotus edulis (L.) L. Bolus, Mesembryanthemum edule L.

AFRIKAANS :  Goenavy, Hottentotsvy, Paardefeige, Suurvy., Zuurefeige.

CATALAN :  Figues d'hotentots.

CHINESE :  食用日中花. Shí yòng rì zhōng huā.

DUTCH :  Hottentotvijg.

ENGLISH :   Cape fig (Aust.), Fig-marigold (Aust.), Highway ice plant (South Africa), Hottentot fig, Ice plant (South Africa), Sour fig (Aust., South Africa), Pigface (Aust., South Africa), Yellow-flowering sour fig.

FRENCH :  Croc de sorcière, Doigt de sorcière, Ficoïde comestible, Figue marine, Figuier des Hottentots, Griffe de sorcière.

GERMAN :    Gelbe Mittagsblume, Hexenfinger, Hottentottenfeige, Mittagsblume, Pferdefeige.

GREEK :  Εγκαταστάσεις πάγου Enkatastáseis págou, Οττεντοτικό σύκο Ottentotikó sýko.

HEBREW :    צלקנית נאכלת .

ITALIAN :  Fico degli Ottentotti, Fico edulee.

PORTUGUESE :  Bálsamo, Chorão-das-praias.

RUSSIAN :  Карпобротус съедобный   Karpobrotus s'edobnyj, Mезембриантемум сьедобный  Mezembriantemum

SPANISH :  Hierba del cuchillo, Higo del Cabo, Higo marino.

SWEDISH :  Gul middagsblomma.

UNIDENTIFIED :  Ghaukum (Africa), Kaapsevy (Africa), Perdevy (Africa), Rankvy (Africa), Vyerank (Africa).

ZULU : Ikhambi-lamabulawo, Umgongozi.

Carpobrotus muirii (L. Bolus) L. Bolus

SYNONYM(S) :  Mesembryanthemum muirii L. Bolus

AFRIKAANS :  Dwerg Suurvy

ENGLISH :  Dwarf sour fig.

FRENCH :  Figuier nain des Hottentots.

GERMAN :  Magere Hottentottenfeige.



Porcher Michel H. et al. 1995 - 2020, Sorting Carpobrotus Names. Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database - A Work in Progress. Published online by The University of Melbourne. Australia. < > (2013).

General Bibliography




Specific & complementary

Cappers R.T.J. , Neef  R.  &  Bekker R.M. , 2010, Digital Atlas of Economic Plants. A joint project of the Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA), the Community and Conservation Ecology Group (COCON), both of the University of Groningen (the Netherlands), and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI, Berlin, Germany). The books are published by Barkhuis in the Groningen Archaeological Studies series.< >.

Flora Catalana, 2013, La flora del nostre entorn. Plantes amb usos alimentaris.
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Google Translate <|en| >. Great tool for sound and transcriptions in some languages, less exciting for translations.

Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops. < >.

USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].  National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.  URL: < >.

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