Lampranthus aurantiacus (DC.) Schwantes

Erect succulent plant with slender, erect stems, 3-angled, spotted leaves with a spiny tip and yellow-orange flowers.  To 90cm.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Botanically described as Mesembryanthemum aurantiacum by Haworth in 1803 [Miscellanea Naturalia/1803]. Placed in Lampranthus by Schwantes in 1938 [Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni. Veg. vol.43, p.229/1938].

Introduced to Britain in 1793.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Obtained from the Sydney Botanic Garden, 28th October 1846.  [RBGS AB]. This plant has been recorded as a garden escapee in South Australia but is not listed in APNI.


Published Feb 11, 2009 - 03:47 PM | Last updated Feb 09, 2011 - 05:37 PM

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More details about Lampranthus aurantiacus (DC.) Schwantes
Family Aizoaceae
Region of origin

South Africa, Cape district

  • Mesembryanthemum aurantiacum Haw. 
Common Name

Orange iceplant, Bush iceplant

Name in the Camden Park Record

Mesembryanthemum aurantium 

Confidence level high