Portulaca L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 445 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Cosmopolitan.

Distribution

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Albania, Aldabra, Algeria, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Aruba, Ascension, Assam, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Baleares, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Bulgaria, Burkina, Burundi, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Central European Rus, Chad, Chagos Archipelago, Chile North, China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Colombia, Colorado, Comoros, Congo, Cook Is., Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, France, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Galápagos, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Howland-Baker Is., Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kansas, Kazan-retto, Kenya, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Lebanon-Syria, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Libya, Line Is., Louisiana, Madeira, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Maluku, Marcus I., Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, Morocco, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Nevada, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Mexico, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, North Carolina, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Oklahoma, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Phoenix Is., Pitcairn Is., Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Sinai, Society Is., Socotra, Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South China Sea, South European Russi, Southwest Caribbean, Spain, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Togo, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turks-Caicos Is., Tuvalu, Uganda, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Virginia, Wake I., Wallis-Futuna Is., Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alberta, Altay, Amur, Andaman Is., Bermuda, British Columbia, Cambodia, Central American Pac, Chile Central, Chile South, China North-Central, Cocos (Keeling) Is., Connecticut, Delaware, Denmark, Desventurados Is., District of Columbia, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Easter Is., Finland, Great Britain, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Japan, Juan Fernández Is., Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Korea, Laos, Lesotho, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nauru, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New Zealand North, Nicobar Is., Norfolk Is., North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Québec, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, Solomon Is., South Dakota, Sweden, Tadzhikistan, Tasmania, Thailand, Tibet, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vermont, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6. Scientific Data 8: 215.
  • Zhao, Y.Z., Zhao, L.Q. & Rui, C. (eds.) (2019). Flora Intramongolica, edition 3, 1: 1-779. Typis Intramongolicae popularis, Huhhot.

Flora of Iraq

  • L. Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 204 (1754)
  • L. Sp. Pl. 445 (1753)

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • von Poellnitz in Fedde Rep. 37: 240–320 (1934).
  • —F.T.A. 1: 148

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 204 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 445 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. G. Gilbert [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Geesink in Blumea 17: 275–301 (1969).
  • von Poellnitz in Feddes Rep. 37: 240–320 (1934)
  • von Poellnitz in Feddes Rep. 48: 174–195 (1940)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Poelln. in F.R. 37: 240–320 (1934)
  • Poelln. in F.R. 48: 174–195 (1940)
  • R. Geesink in Blumea 17: 275–301 (1969)
  • S.M. Phillips in K.B. 55: 687–689 (2000)
  • Sp. Pl.: 445 (1753)
  • in Biol. Skr. 54: 31–48 (2001)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 1, 1933 Clement, E. [s.n.] Australia K001392386 Type Yes
Jun 1, 1840 Schultz [705] Australia K001392384 Type Yes
Disney, H.J. [16] Tanzania K:SPC-38713.000 No
Rico, L.; Atahuachi, M.; Antesana, C.; Alvarez, L. [1606] Bolivia K000295226 No
Harley, R.M.; Guiletti, A.M.; Lima, C.; Machado, R.F. [56679] Brazil K001516817 Yes
Clement, E. [s.n.] Australia K001392387 Type Yes
Wilson, J. Uganda K:SPC-47385.000 No
Harley, R.M.; Guiletti, A.M.; Lima, C.; Machado, R.F. [56683] Brazil K001516818 Yes
James, F.L.; Thrup, J.G. [s.n.] Somalia K000075363 Type Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6845] India K001124970 Unknown Type Material Yes
Wilson, J. [1501] Uganda K:SPC-48002.000 No
Rico, L.; Windsor-Shaw, T.; McRobb, A.; Arroyo, L.; Roth, C. [1459] Bolivia K000295376 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6842] K001124961 Unknown Type Material Yes
Montesinos, D. [5699] Brazil K001516790 Yes
Faulkner, H. [1404] Tanzania K:SPC-39380.000 No
Rico, L.; Atahuachi, M.; Antesana, C.; Alvarez, L. [1604] Bolivia K000295224 No
Bally [8206] Kenya K:SPC-38710.000 No
Uganda K:SPC-38707.000 No
Bally [13816] Kenya K:SPC-42311.000 No
Mueller, F. [s.n.] Australia K001392391 Type Yes
Rico, L.; UMSS students [1563] Bolivia K000295303 No
Gillett, J.B. [13061] Kenya K:SPC-09021.000 No
Mueller, F. [s.n.] Australia K001392390 Type Yes
Mueller, F. [s.n.] Australia K001392389 Type Yes
Bally [5683] Kenya K:SPC-39381.000 No
Mueller, F. [s.n.] Australia K001392388 Type Yes
Mueller, F. [s.n.] Australia K001392392 Type Yes
Mueller, F. [s.n.] Australia K001392385 Type Yes
Exell, A.W.; Mendonca, F.A. [2716] Angola Sedopsis K000313630 Unknown Type Material Yes

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Iraq

    • Ghazanfar, S. A., Edmondson, J. R. (Eds). (2013-2019). Flora of Iraq, Volumes 5.1, 5.2 and 6.0. Kew Publishing
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Plants and People Africa

    • Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
    • © Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/