African Plant Database

Portulaca hereroensis Schinz
Protologue : Mem. Herb. Boissier 29[?]: 18 (1900)
Information on the genus : Portulaca
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sedopsis carrissoana Exell & Mendonça (1939)
=Portulaca carrissoana (Exell & Mendonça) Nyananyo (1986)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Delicate annual herb with spreading or prostrate branches to 15 shoots to ± 30 cm long from ± woody taproot.
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Ecology : Shallow soil on rocky outcrops and in rock crevices; often a pioneer on bare alluvial soils in woodland; very alkaline hard pan soil (Tanzania); 125-1500 m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.05 - 0.1 m. Alt: 450 - 1650 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, FS, LP, NC, NW

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • EXELL, A. & WILD, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 367

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