African Plant Database

Talinum portulacifolium (Forssk.) Asch. ex Schweinf.
Family : Portulacaceae
Protologue : Bull. Herb. Boissier 4, app. 2: 172 (1896) 
Information on the genus : Talinum
Basionym : Orygia portulacifolia Forssk.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Orygia portulacifolia Forssk.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Portulaca cuneifolia Vahl (1790)
=Talinum cuneifolium (Vahl) Willd. (1799)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with annual succulent branches, to 1 m tall, from stems often absent or with only 1-2 internodes.
Ecology : Open woodland in hotter and drier parts; dry bushland, grassland, thicket; weedy or rocky places; 0-2150 m alt. Botswana, S. Africa (Transvaal); Arabia, India.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual, occ. perennial-Shrub- Ht 0.6 - 1 m. Alt: 200 - 1150 m. Distribution: BOT, LP, MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 372
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Wild Flrs Rhodesia : (1976).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 147 (1997).
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