Ellura Sanctuary, Swan Reach, SA, 5354
                      
 
Stat'NotesThumbnails: 12.   4 native species listed, with 2 from Ellura
Plants (Plantae) - Vines
Betalains
Caryophyllales
Ice Plant
Aizoaceae
Lens Pigface
Carpobrotus sp


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Other Common NamePig Face

Thank you Ralph Foster for identifying this species for us

Large triangular, green to purple, succulent, vertical leaves.
Brilliant purple flower with white centre.
Sprawling habit that can completely cover square metres of ground.
We thought this was C. modestus, but recently found an SA factsheet that indicates that the size of flower for C. modestus <= 20mm (ours are >35mm) and that C. modestus has 20-80 stamen (ours have 100-600) are diagnostic. This factsheet points to Carpobrotus rossii; so we renamed our species as this.
Ralph then highlighted to us that the inland specimens of C. rossii are probably going to all be renamed; currently an undescribed species labelled Carpobrotus sp. Short calyx. Research is still ongoing to described them and provide morphological differences to separate out the two species.
Habit
🔍Patch
🔍Bud
🔍Flower
🔍Flower, above, size
🔍Flower, profile, the calyx
FabalesLegume
Fabaceae or Leguminosae
Native Lilac
Hardenbergia violacea
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Other Common NameHappy Wanderer
 
Leaves & Vines
Buds & Flowers
Laurales
Laurales
Laurels
Lauraceae
Course Dodder-laurel
Cassytha melantha


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Buttercups
Ranunculales
Buttercup
Ranunculaceae
Old Man's Beard
Clematis microphylla
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Not really a shrub, but a climber. Too big to put under Forbs.
Creamy large flowers with 4 long oval petals.
Green leaves. New stems are green going dark reddish brown with age.
Whole
Structure
🔍Flower

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