African Plant Database

Talinum paniculatum (Jacq.) Gaertn.
Family : Portulacaceae
Protologue : Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 219 (1791)
Information on the genus : Talinum
Basionym : Portulaca paniculata Jacq.
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Portulaca paniculata Jacq. (1760)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Portulaca patens L. (1771)
=Talinum patens (L.) Willd. (1799)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Pioneer herb with tuberous roots; introduced from America and
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Ecology : cultivated in C and E tropical Africa as a vegetable; sometimes naturalized: M. Mosango & al. (2001). Talinetum paniculati, a new synanthropic association of tropical Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual, occ. perennial-Dwarf shrub- Ht 0.2 - 0.5 m. Alt: 0 - 1550 m. Distribution: EC, GA, KN, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 147 (1997).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°17130 modified 2008-07-10
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