Common name: Angled Pigface, Angular Pigface
Carpobrotus aequilaterus (Haw.) N.E.Br. APNI*
Description: Prostrate perennial with stems to 2 m long.
Leaves 3.5–9 cm long, 5–12 mm thick, sometimes incurved, dull green or glaucous.
Flowers c. 3.5–8 cm wide, pedicellate. Perianth tube 12–25 mm long, 10–21 mm wide; lobes 5, the 2 longer 1.5–5 cm long. Petaloid staminodes c. 70–150, in c. 3 rows, purple and pale at the base. Stamens 150–400 in 4–6 rows. Ovary 7–11-locular; styles 7–11.
Fruit obovoid to ellipsoid, 15–30 mm long, 14–25 mm wide, purple.
Distribution and occurrence: Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *ST
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A.
Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & J. Highet
Taxon concept: J. Venning (1984)
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