Carpobrotus aequilaterus

Common Name:

Angled Pigface



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

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

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

Introduced species. Found on sandy and saline soils near the coast and inland 1

Flower Description:



Creeping fleshy plant 2

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 petals 2


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

WA Flora NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:



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.