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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Succulent herb, probably perennial; stems usually procumbent, rarely erect, up to 35 cm long, branching, the main branches 3–5 mm thick, eventually woody at the base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, linear-terete, 7–20 mm long, 1–1.5 mm wide, glaucous, obtuse; axillary hairs in tufts 1–4 mm long, shorter than the internodes, fairly inconspicuous, falcate scales absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers in clusters of 1–3, encircled by 8 involucral leaves enclosing dense woolly hairs; involucral leaves ± equalling or up to twice as long as the stem leaves; flower-clusters frequently overtopped by subsequent growth from the axils of the involucral leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Sepals red, 2.8–3.5 mm long, rounded on the back, with thickened acute tips; petals 5, yellow or orange, 4–5.5 mm long, obovate-oblong, retuse; stamens 10–25; stigma 4–6-branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule dehiscing below the middle, lid a broadly rounded dome ± 2.5 mm high; seeds usually black (rarely silvery-grey), 0.7–0.8 mm long, the testa cells jigsaw- to stellate-shaped, convex to domed.
Habitat
Seasonally dry beds or the margins of water courses, on sandbanks in rivers and in damp sandy hollows; 400–850 m
Distribution
K4 T6 T7 T8 Senegal to W Ethiopia and southwards through Congo to Angola, also in the Zambezi Valley

[FZ]

Portulacaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

Morphology General Habit
Rather robust annual or perennial herb; branches prostrate or suberect, often woody at the base, up to 35 cm. long and 5 mm. in diam.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, up to 2·5 × 0·3 cm., linear, subcylindric, glaucous, crowded towards the ends of the branches, sessile or almost sessile, apex acute or obtuse, sometimes purplish towards the apex, longer than the internodes; stipular hairs few, not conspicuous, up to 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in terminal clusters of 2–6 or rarely solitary, surrounded by a terminal cluster of subverticillate leaves and dense tufts of axillary hairs; bracts whitish, often with purple tips, membranous, ovate, long-acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals c. 3 mm. long, ovate-acuminate, often pinkish.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow or orange (or sometimes pink-tinged?), almost free, up to 8 mm. long, lanceolate-ovate, apex emarginate or refuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 8–13.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary ovoid; style simple with 4 recurved stigmas.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 5 mm. long, ovoid, enclosed in the marcescent corolla, transversely dehiscent below the middle, tipped by the persistent style base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, c. 0·5 mm. in diam., subreniform, black to dark grey, covered with concentric rings of minute impressed stelliform tubercles.

[FWTA]

Portulacaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
An erect or decumbent herb, often woody below
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow, solitary or in small heads.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Portulaca foliosa Ker Gawl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kenya 38712.000
Collenette, J.S. [9183], Saudi Arabia 57999.000

First published in Bot. Reg. 10: t. 793 (1824)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Phillips, S.M. (2002). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Portulacaceae: 1-40.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chev. Fl. Viv. 1: 339.
  • von Poellnitz in Fedde Rep. 37: 304
  • —F.T.A. 1: 148

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Barry, J. P. & Celles, J.S. (1991). Flore de Mauritanie 1: 1-359. Centre Regional de Documentation Pedagogique, Nice.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 2(1): 1-85. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Flora Zambesiaca 3(1): 1-153. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Peyre de Fabregues, B. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1976). Catalogue des Plantes Vascularies du Niger: 1-433. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Phillips, S.M. (2002). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Portulacaceae: 1-40.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 124 (1951).
  • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 137 (1954).
  • Ker Gawl. in Bot. Reg. 10, t. 793 (1824).
  • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 148 (1868).
  • Peter, Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika: 271 (1938).
  • Poelln. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 37: 304 (1934)
  • Poelln. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 48: 179 (1940).
  • Wild in Flora Zambesiaca 1: 364, t. 69d (1961).

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