African Plant Database

Portulaca grandis Peter
Protologue : Feddes Repert. Beih. 40: II. 267, in clavi (1932)
Information on the genus : Portulaca
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual succulent erect, bushy herb to 30 cm tall; stem thick at stems to 30 cm long.
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Ecology : Deciduous bushland by rocky places on sandy soil; 400-2050 m alt. Specimens from N Kenya and S Ethiopia differ from tropical P. grandis and may represent a new species, fide S. M. Phillips in Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Portulac.: 21, 2002.
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