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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate, much-branched fleshy herb with slightly tuberous roots; stems with many short, stout, articulated internodes completely clothed in papery whitish scales, older stems hard, sprawling and rooting adventitiously.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, very fleshy, narrowly lanceolate, 4–5 mm long, ± 1 mm wide, acute, present among the scales on younger branches, soon caducous; nodal scales in dense overlapping whorls, longer than the internodes so the whole plant appears silvery-white, broadly lanceolate, mostly with a lightly keeled midrib, 3.5–6 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide at the base, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers inconspicuous at the branch tips, 1–2 sunk among the scales and small involucral leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Sepals broadly ovate, 3.8–4.5 mm long, connate and hyaline in the lower third; petals 4, pale yellow, 2–3 mm long; stamens 8–10; stigma 5–6-branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule membranous with the seeds visible through the wall, dehiscing 1/4 up from the base, lid broadly cylindrical with rounded top, 2 mm high; seeds reniform, 0.4 mm long, brown, testa cells domed, the marginal cell-walls indiscernable.
Figures
Fig. 1/1–5 (p. 6).
Habitat
On sandy loam in open deciduous bushland, sometimes forming large patches; 50–150 m
Distribution
not known elsewhere K1 K7

Native to:

Kenya

Portulaca greenwayi M.G.Gilbert appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1998 Greenway, P.J. [9251], Kenya K000075365 Unknown type material

First published in Kew Bull. 55: 775 (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

  • M.G. Gilbert in Kew Bulletin 55: 775, fig. 1/a–e, map 1 (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