African Plant Database

Portulaca oblonga Peter
Protologue : Feddes Repert. Beih. 40: Il. Anhang, 32 (1932)
Information on the genus : Portulaca
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent herb, probably annual, with a taproot and numerous in the middle and upper parts.
Ecology : Sandy soil in steppe near stream beds; open bushland; disturbed weedy places; 0-1800 m alt. Often confused with P. oleracea. In habit most reminiscent of the southern Indian P. tuberosa.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°17275
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