Sorting Mesembryanthemum names

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

Mesembryanthemum cooperi Hook. f. 

Delosperma cooperi (Hook. f.) L. Bolus

ENGLISH :  Hardy iceplant.

JAPANESE :  デロスペルマ・クーペリ Derosuperuma kūperi,  デロスペルマ・コオペリ Derosuperuma kooperi.

SWEDISH : Röd frövisare.

Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.

Cryophytum crystallinum (L.) N. E. Br., Mesembryanthemum glaciale Haw.

ARABIC :  لوسغ   (Egypt),    غاسول  Ghāsūl,   مصنع الثلج المشترك.

CATALAN :  Herba cristallina, Herba de plata, Herba gelada.

CHINESE :   食用冰叶 Shí yòng bīng yè,  冰叶日中花  Bīng yè rì zhōng huā 1.

DUTCH :  Ijskruid, Ijsplantje.

ENGLISH :  Common iceplant, Crystalline iceplant, Diamond ficoides, Edible iceplant, Glacier lettuce, Iceplant, Ice plant, Sea fig.

FINNISH :  Jääruoho.

FRENCH :  Ficoïde à cristaux, Ficoïde cristalline, Ficoïde comestible 2, Ficoïde glaciale, Herbe à la glace, Mésembryanthème à cristaux.

GERMAN :  Eisblume, Eiskraut, Eispflanze, Kristallkraut, Kristal-Mittagsblume.

GREEK :  Παγοκρύσταλλος φυτικών Pagokrýstallos fytikó̱n.

HEBREW :   אהל הגבישים .

ITALIAN :  Erba cristallina, Erba ghiacciola.

JAPANESE :  アイスプラント  Aisupuranto, コモン・アイスプラント   Komon aisupuranto.

KOREAN :  아이스플랜트  A i seu peul laen teu.

POLISH :  Kristalowa połodnička.

PORTUGUESE :  Barrilha, Erva-de-gelo, Erva-do-orvalho, Erva-gelada, Flor-de-gelo, Folha-de-gelo, Planta-de-neve.

RUSSIAN :  Хрустальная трава  Khrustalʹnaia trava,  Ледяная трава Ledianaia trava,  Мезембриантемум хрустальный Mezembriantemum khrustal'nyj, Mезембриантемум цхрустальный   Mezembriantemum chrustal'nyj .

SPANISH :  Barrilla de Canarias, Escarchada (Bolivia), Escarchado (Bolivia), Escarchosa, Escarcha, Flor de la plata, Hierba de la plata, Hierba del rocío Hierba escarchada, Yerba de la plata, Yerba del rocío, Yerba escarcha, Yerba escarchada, Yerba plateada.

SWEDISH :  Isört.

Note1  This name applies mostly to the flowering plants of the genus. The previous name, meaning "edible ice leaves", is more accurate.

Note2  This name is also used for Carpobrotus edulis

Mesembryanthemum maximum Haw. 

Ruschia maxima (Haw.) L. Bolus

ENGLISH :  Ornamental ice plant.

FRENCH :  Ficoïde élancée.

JAPANESE :  ルスキア マキシマ Rusukia makishima.

Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum L.

SYNONYM(S) :  Gasoul nodiflorum (L.) Rothm., Cryophytum nodiflorum (L.) N.E.Br.

ARABIC :   حمس  (Egypt).  

CATALAN :  Mesembriamtem nodiflor.

DUTCH :  Smalbladig ijskruid.

ENGLISH :  Slender iceplant, Slender-leaved iceplant.

FINNISH :  Keskipäivänkukka.

FRENCH :  Ficoïde à fleurs nodales, Ficoïde nodiflore.

GERMAN :  Knotenblumige Mittagsblume, Knotenblütige Mittagsblume, Kristall-Mittagsblume.

GREEK :  Μεσηµβριάνθεµον Mesi̱µvriántheµon, Μπούζ ι   Boúzi.

HEBREW :  אהל מצוי .

ITALIAN : Erba cristallina stretta.

JAPANESE :  メセンブリアンテムム・ノディフロルム  Mesenburiantemumu nodifurorumu.

PORTUGUESE :  Erva-do-orvalho-brava .

RUSSIAN :  Мезембриантемум узлоцветный  Mezembriantemum uzlotsvetnyy.

SPANISH :  Aguazul, Algazul, Cañutillo , Cosco (Canary Islands), Gulluricos, Yerba del vidrio.

SWEDISH :  Gul isört.



Porcher Michel H. et al. 1995 - 2020, Sorting Mesembryanthemum 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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