Koch's Pigface

Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Gunniopsis
Species: G. kochii
Main Flower Colour: Pink


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Gunniopsis kochii, commonly known as the Koch's pigface, is a succulent plant in the iceplant family, Aizoaceae. It is endemic to Australia.[1]

The sparsely branching annual herb covered in papillose typically grows to a height of 20 centimetres (8 in). It has fleshy grey-green leaves that are ovate to oblanceolate in shape. Leaves are up to 30 mm (1.18 in) long and 11 mm (0.43 in). It blooms between September and October producing solitary purple and pink flowers.[1]

The plant is found in stony areas like gibber plains. It is distributed through central parts of South Australia.[1]

The species was first formally described as Aizoon kochii by the botanist R.Wagner in 1904 in his work Annalen des K. K. Naturhistorischen Hofmuseums. It was subsequently reclassified by Robert Chinnock in 1983 in the article The Australian genus Gunniopsis Pax (Aizoaceae) in the Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.[2]
1. "Gunniopsis kochii (Aizoaceae) Koch's Pigface". Seeds of South Australia. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
2. "Gunniopsis kochii (R.Wagner) Chinnock". Atlas of Living Australia. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 18 January 2017.

Flowering start in September and ends in October.


The main flower colour is pink.


https://spapps.environment.sa.gov.au/SeedsOfSA/speciesinformation.html?rid=2194 accessed 6 October 2021
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Bio Regions

Stony Plains (STP)

Region Specifics

Drainage line Stuarts Creek, Wabma Kadarbu Conservation Park South Australian Arid Lands NRM

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