African Plant Database

Portulaca commutata M.G. Gilbert
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 14(3): 308 (1994)
Information on the genus : Portulaca
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Portulaca parensis auct. (1940) sensu Agnew & Agnew, non Poelln.
=Portulaca usambarensis var. tuberculata Poelln.
=Portulaca usambarensis var. obtusata Poelln.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tufted annual or short-lived perennial with central tap-root, hairs mostly longer than the ?of the stem, etc. (see Kew Bull. internodes shorter than nodal scales, upper to 12(-15) mm long.
Ecology : Commiphora bushland on shallow well-drained soils, and in dry open places, often near rock outcrops; sometimes growing together with Portulaca wightiana; 350-1850 m alt. Often confused with P. quadrifida.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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