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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Herb to 25 cm high, probably annual, branching above the base, branches ascending, woody below, succulent above.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, flat, narrowly oblanceolate-oblong, 15–30 mm long, 3–5 mm wide, acute, cuneate to a petiole 1–2 mm long; axillary hairs mostly shorter than the internodes, with 2 longer hair-like scales, inconspicuous on the older branches.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers solitary or less often paired, encircled by 6–8 involucral leaves enclosing fairly dense hairs, these shorter than the capsule.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Sepals ovate, 5–6 mm long, connate only at the extreme base, outer lightly keeled, inner rounded, both sharply acute to a small crest; petals 5–6, pinkish-mauve, 7–8 mm long, free, obovate with narrowed base and truncate-apiculate tip; stamens 40–50, filaments connate in the lower third to form a tube adherent to the petal-bases; stigma 5-branched.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 5–7 mm high, 5 mm wide, dehiscing above the middle, base deeply infundibuliform, lid a broad dome wider than long; seeds broadly reniform, 0.8 mm long, grey with a metallic sheen, smooth in outline, the testa cells jigsaw-shaped to stellate, almost flat.
Habitat
Rocky hilltops and Brachystegia thicket; 450–1000 m
Distribution
T3 T6 T8 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Portulaca ramosa Peter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Archbold, M.E. [766A], Tanzania 6049.144

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 40(2, Anh.): 34 (1938)

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

  • Peter, Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika, Descript.: 34, t. 43 fig. 1 (1938)
  • Peter, Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika: 270 (1938).
  • Poelln. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 48: 187 (1940).
  • S.M. Phillips in Kew Bulletin 55: 688 (2000).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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/
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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