Portulaca wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn.

First published in Prodr. Fl. Ind. Orient. 1: 356 (1834)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. Ethiopia to N. Tanzania, W. Zimbabwe to S. Africa, S. India, Sri Lanka. It is a succulent annual or subshrub and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • (2022). https://doi.org/10.1002/fedr.202100010. epublication.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1996). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 10: 1-426. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • 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.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Phillips, S.M. (2002). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Portulacaceae: 1-40.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. G. Gilbert [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Apr 30, 2004 Wight in Herb. Wallich [6845], India K000075360 isotype Yes
Apr 30, 2004 s.n. [1166], India K000641660 Yes
Apr 30, 2004 s.n. [120], India K000641661 Yes
Rajagopal, T., India 32334.000 No
Gillett, J.B. [13061], Kenya 9021.000 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6845], India K001124970 Yes
Dinter [3489], Namibia Portulaca collina K000313625 Yes

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Somalia

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

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 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 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0