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Hottentot Fig-Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Observed: 24th June 2012 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Description:

An established alien species on the Isle of Wight, where it colonises cliffs and competes also with invading Holm Oak.

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derrick.rowe's picture

This looks authentic.

This is the only photo I have found so far on this site that resembles pure edulis. If no other Carpobrotus or Disphyma species grow nearby and assuming the original introduction to the island was the pure species then this site has at least one correctly identified Carpobrotus taxon. However, in South Africa there are currently two sub species, edulis & parviflorus that may prove to be separate species. Its a challenging genus.