African Plant Database

Portulaca rhodesiana R.A. Dyer & E.A. Bruce
Protologue : Fl. Pl. Africa 27: t. 1069 (1949); Fl. Pl. South Africa 27: t.1069 (1949)
Information on the genus : Portulaca
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Ephemeral miniature annual herb with a small tuberous root; 9 cm tall.
Ecology : Hollows of bare, granite outcrops, developing as an ephemeral in the course of the rainy season. ? S. Africa (Northern Province; Mpumalanga). Similar to P. dodomaensis.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb, Succulent- Ht up to 0.07 m. Alt: 1000 - 1500 m. Distribution: MP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 366

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