African Plant Database

Portulaca wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Protologue : Wight & Arn.
Information on the genus : Portulaca
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Portulaca collina Dinter (1923) (SA = accepted; TA = rejected)
=Anacampseros somalensis Poelln.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent perennial bushy herb forming small clumps, branching somewhat fastigiate, 28-40 cm tall. woody at base, articulated, to 10 cm long, 1-1,5(-4) mm , occasionally rooting from lowermost nodes; with silvery-white scales.
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Ecology : Thin bare soil over rocks or deeper sandy soils, often with P. commutata in deciduous bushland or open woodland; sometimes near temporary rain pools on inselbergs; 0-1500 m; S India, Sri Lanka.
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Record n°17256
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