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Portulaca

Portulaca kermesina

Description:

About 15 cm high, succulent type kind of leafs. Grows in a bushy kind of way. Family PORTULACACEAE

Habitat:

Rocky area close to a small river (Python Pool, Mlawula Nature reserve)

Notes:

Not endemic to Southern Africa

1 Species ID Suggestions

KateBraun
KateBraun 6 years ago
Portulaca
Portulaca kermesina Swaziland's Flora Database


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8 Comments

Sckel
Sckel 6 years ago

Yes, Tina, I have pictures. But I'm too lazy to pick them up.

Tiz
Tiz 6 years ago

Oh that was interesting to read. I think it was lucky that I got it right thoug, because I think the scientific orders can be a bit tricky to understand sometimes, especially in english... Do you have a link/photo of your Portulaca?

Sckel
Sckel 6 years ago

Eu tenho portulaca no meu jardim, e me confundi com o nomes porque fiz uma pesquisa rápida e mal feita: Portulaceae, Portulacaceae. Aqui nesse site: http://www2.ib.unicamp.br/profs/volker/p..., diz que Portulaceae é uma família, e tem um exemplo de espécie: Portulaca striata. Mas o nome correto da família é Portulacaceae. Wikipedia (em Português) diz que Portulaceae é uma ordem, isso não é verdade. Outros sites dizem que é uma tribo. Me desculpe. Ainda bem que você escreveu beeeeem grande nas descrições. PORTULACACEAE. Isso foi exatamente para eu ver meu erro? Hahaha

Tiz
Tiz 6 years ago

It looks correct to me Kate, did a super-fast research in the Internet too. Thank you very much :)

KateBraun
KateBraun 6 years ago

This ID is based on the assumption that I've got it right on the Swaziland flora database!

Tiz
Tiz 6 years ago

Haha, I am trying guys :P

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Yay, a flower!

Sckel
Sckel 6 years ago

Portulaceae, tina.

Tiz
Spotted by
Tiz

Sifundza seLubombo, Swaziland

Spotted on Mar 22, 2014
Submitted on Apr 2, 2014

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