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Genus: Portulaca

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Core Eudicots > Order: Caryophyllales > Family: Portulacaceae

A cosmopolitan genus of 40 species, with 10 species native to southern Africa, particularly in arid areas, and a further species that is naturalised in the region. 

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Portulaca collina

 

Portulaca foliosa

 

Portulaca grandiflora

 

Portulaca hereroensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Portulaca kermesina

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Portulaca oleracea

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Portulaca pilosa

 

Portulaca quadrifida

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Portulaca rhodesiana

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Portulaca trianthemoides

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Portulaca oleracea

 

 


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