African Plant Database


Portulaca foliosa Ker Gawl.
Protologue : Bot. Reg. 10: t. 793 (1824)
Information on the genus : Portulaca
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Portulaca fischeri var. robusta Poelln.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Robust annual or perennial succulent herb or low shrub.
Ecology : Dry places but also sandy moist situations; rocky seasonally moist ground; open savanna; cliffs near streams; dry stony grassland (Kenya; cf. P. massaica); 100-2200 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual, occ. perennial-Herb- Ht 0.1 - 0.3 m. Alt: 300 - 1000 m. Distribution: NAM, LP, NC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 364
  • PEYRE DE FABRÈGUES B. & J. P. LEBRUN (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort : 69
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 51
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:321 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 284
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 304

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • SMITH G.F. , E.J. VAN JAARSVELD & AL. (1997). List of Southern African Succulent Plants. Umdaus Press : 147

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 65
  • Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 323 (2005)
 
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Record n°17223 modified 2009-05-27
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