Details of this species in California
Source: D'Antonio, 1990a
Management Notes for this Location:
The California Exotic Pest Plant Council (CalEPPC) have placed C. edulis on their A-1 list (Grossinger et al. 1998).
Di Tomaso (2005) suggests planting alternative species to C. edulis in California - such as Delosperma cooper (hardy iceplant), Osteospermum fruticosum and hybrids (freeway daisy), Teucrium chamaedrys or T. lucidrys (wall germander) or Drosanthemum floribundum (showy dewflower).
Hybridisation: Carpobrotus edulis hybridises with the native or naturalised C. chilensis in virtually all areas of sympatry in California. Intermediate plants have been shown to be more similar to C. edulis than C. chilensis, and have been shown to have fewer native plants growing in association with them than C. chilensis (Albert et al., 1997). Hybrid individuals can show higher clonal growth than parental types in some habitats (Vila and D’Antonio 1998c).
Last Modified: 15/09/2006 9:10:25 a.m.