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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Portulacaceae, Sylvia M. Phillips. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

Morphology General Habit
Dwarf succulent herb, probably perennial; stem woody and 3.5–4 mm thick at the base, ascending, branches 6–8 cm long with crowded nodes 2–3 mm apart.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, fleshy, narrowly elliptic-oblong, flat, 6–7 mm long, 2–2.7 mm wide, acute;axillary hairs conspicuous in shaggy tufts exceeding the internodes, golden, the hairs broadened at the base and some joined into a pair of crescent-shaped white scales.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in terminal clusters of 2–3, encircled by 8 involucral leaves enclosing a copious mass of woolly hairs; involucral leaves scarcely larger than the foliar leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Sepals reddish, 4–5 mm long, rounded on the back, subacute with a small apical crest; petals 5, yellow, ovate, 3.5 mm long, obtuse or apiculate; stamens 12–15; stigma 4-branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 5–6 mm high, dehiscing in the middle, base deeply infundibuliform, lid a rounded cone slightly wider than high; seeds 0.75 mm long, black, glossy, the testa cells small, elliptic, convex, with or without a central tubercle.
Habitat
Dry grassland, in stony or rocky places; 1950–2250 m
Distribution
: not known elsewhere K3 K6

Native to:

Kenya

Portulaca olosirwa S.M.Phillips appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1999 Harger, R. [35], Kenya K000075356 Unknown type material

First published in Kew Bull. 55: 690 (2000)

Accepted by

  • Phillips, S.M. (2002). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Portulacaceae: 1-40.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Phillips, S.M. (2002). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Portulacaceae: 1-40.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • S.M. Phillips in Kew Bulletin 55: 690 (2000).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0