Carpobrotus aequilaterus

Common name: 

Angled Pigface

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland, (AFPTWXZ) all states except NT. Native of South Africa

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Introduced species. Found on sandy and saline soils near the coast and inland1

Flower description:

Pink

Habit:

Creeping fleshy plant2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The native species Carpobrotus rossii is also found in the prom, Carpobrotus aequilaterus is distinguished from this species by the lack of a white section at the base of the petals2

Images:
Image of Carpobrotus aequilaterus
Conservation status:

Introduced

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.