African Plant Database


Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L.
Family : AIZOACEAE
Protologue : Syst. Veg. ed. 10 2: 1058 (1759) 
Information on the genus : Sesuvium
Basionym : Portulaca portulacastrum L.
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Portulaca portulacastrum L. (1753)
 Halimum portulacastrum (L.) Kuntze (1891)
 Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L. subsp. portulacastrum
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sesuvium brevifolium Schumach. & Thonn
=Sesuvium pedunculatum Pers.
=Sesuvium portulaca Crantz
=Sesuvium portulacastrum var. griseum O. Deg. & Fosberg
=Sesuvium repens Willd.
=Halimum portulacastrum var. crithmoides (Welw.) Hiern
=Sesuvium revolutum Pers.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L. subsp. portulacastrum
Sesuvium portulacastrum subsp. persoonii Sukhor. (2018)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Suberect prostrate or creeping succulent perennial herb; stems with thin and flaking bark.
Ecology : Maritime shores at and about high water-level; mangrove swamps; sandy dunes; 0-200 m alt. Pantropical. Seldom collected in tropical Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb- Ht 0.03 - 0.08 m.in states: NAM
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Mangrove, Saline Wetland, Dunes; 0-499 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Seychelles, Africa, Asia, Australasia/Pacific, New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Sosef & al (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 89
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 5 (1997).
  • Il.Handbook succulent plants: Aizoaceae F-Z : 299 (2001).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Afrique N. 8: 283 (1962). 
  • MONOD, Th. (1979). Fruits et graines de Mauritanie (fin). Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., sect B Ser. 4, 1: 3-51
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • Med-Checklist 1: 44 (1984).
  • Fl. Iberica 2: 74 (1990). 
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice. 1: 10
  • Tutin, T. G. (1993). Flora Europaea [ed. 2] 1: 135
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 3. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • 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: 137
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 26

Bibliography other :
  • Sukhorukov A.P., M.V. Nilova & al. (2018). Diagnostics, taxonomy, nomenclature and distribution of perennial Sesuvium (Aizoaceae) in Africa. PhytoKeys 92: 69 LT2
2 Publishing with molecular analysis
 
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Map
carte afrique num 48191
 
Record n°48191 modified 2007-04-16
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