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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to NE. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate slender perennial; stems straggling, rooting and branching at the nodes; nodes with a conspicuous whorl of white woolly hairs up to 8 mm long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, obovate, 9–13 mm long, 5–8 mm wide, very shortly petiolate, apex rounded, densely papillose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers solitary at the stem tips, surrounded by an involucre of 4 leaves and a dense circlet of axillary hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Sepals ovate, 4–6 mm long; petals 4, yellow, 5–8 mm long; stamens 11–19; stigma 4-branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule dehiscing near the base, lid conical; seeds 1 mm long, grey or brownish-grey, testa cells shallowly convex, the margins somewhat sinuous.
Habitat
Dense shade under bushes in deciduous bushland and thicket; 30–950 m
Distribution
K3 K7 T3

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

Portulaca peteri Poelln. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 48: 186 (1940)

Accepted by

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

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • M.G. Gilbert & S.M. Phillips in Kew Bulletin 55: 792, map 1 (2000).
  • Poelln. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 48: 186 (1940).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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