African Plant Database


Portulaca oleracea L.
Family : PORTULACACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 445 (1753)
Information on the genus : Portulaca
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Portulaca oleracea L. subsp. oleracea (1753)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Portulaca oleracea subsp. stellata Danin & H. G. Baker (1978)
=Portulaca stellata (Danin & H. G. Baker) Ricceri & Arrigoni (2000)
=Portulaca oleracea subsp. sylvestris (DC.) Thell.
=Portulaca oleracea var. sylvestris DC. (1828)
=Portulaca oleracea var. opposita Poelln.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Portulaca oleracea L. subsp. oleracea (1753)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual rather fleshy herb forming mats, with numerous spreading by persistent leaf-bases.
  see more in the book
Ecology : Weed of cultivation, railway tracks, roadsides; lava; often sandy moist soils; seasonally inundated grassland; 0-2350 m alt.; used as a green vegetable. (see more in the book)
  subspp., but not all very distinc

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Battandier, J.A & L.C. Trabut (1888). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(1): 170 
  • PAMPANINI, R. (1931). Prodromo della Flora Cirenaica.
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  • Fl. Afrique N. 8: 291 (1962).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 85 (1979).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
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  • Med-Checklist 4: 369 (1989).
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  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 49 (1999).
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, J. MATHEZ, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (1999). Flore pratique du Maroc. vol. [1] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 1: 174

Bibliography other :
  • SAHKI, A. & R.SAHKI (2004). Le Hoggar, promenade botanique
  • Danin, A., G. Domina & F.M. Raimondo (2008). Microspecies of the Portulaca oleracea aggregate found on major Mediterranean isalnds (Sicily, Cyprus, Crete, Rhodes). Fl. Medit. 18: 89-107
 
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Map
carte afrique num 151643
 
Record n°151643 modified 2007-04-16
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