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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Slender annual; stems prostrate, red, glabrous, radiating to ± 8 cm from a central root, much-branched with the branchlets ascending to 2.5 cm, not rooting at the nodes and not disarticulating.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, succulent, elliptic, up to 8 mm long and 3 mm wide, olive-green, obtuse to subacute; nodes and leaf-axils glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers subsessile in open dichasial cymes terminating the main stems and branches; bracts leaf-like, bracteoles ovate-deltoid, ± 0.7 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Sepals bright red, rather thin, suborbicular, ± 1.3 mm long, rounded; petals 4, white, suborbicular, 1.5 mm long, connate only at the base; stamens 4, alternating with the petals, anthers mauve; style <1 mm, stigma 2-branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule orange-coloured, broader than long, 1.5 mm high, 2 mm in diameter, dehiscing above the middle, the lid strongly flattened, base and lid of similar crustaceous texture; seeds 0.75 mm long, black, testa cells small, in concentric rings, strongly domed with the domes somewhat elongated, margins slightly sinuate.
Figures
Fig. 1/6–8 (p. 6).
Habitat
On silt in rock crevices on hilltop; 1370 m
Distribution
T5 only known from the type

Native to:

Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Polhill, R. [1287], Tanzania K000075364 Unknown type material

First published in Kew Bull. 55: 800 (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: 800, fig. 1/f–h, map 2 (2000).

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