Trianthema portulacastrum L.

  • Family : AIZOACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Aizoaceae
  • Species : Trianthema portulacastrum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Trianthema portulacastrum L.
  • Common name : Round-leaved Portulaca, Horse Purslane
  • Vernacular name : Sabuni, Vishakhapara, Svet-sa-buni, Lal sabuni, Santhi (Hin.); Mookaratai (Tam.); Pasale soppu, Muchchugoni (Kan.); Ambatimadu (Tel.); Puruni, Purini sago (Ori.); Shvetamula, Upothaki (San.);
  • Collection Nos : FAP 36407
  • Collector(s) Name : K.R.K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 02/08/10
  • Collection Locality : Thummalapalle mining area, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh State
  • Habitat : Scrub Jungle
  • Key identification features : A small annual prostrate herb. Leaves are small, unequal, obliquely opposite, cuneate and fleshy. Flowers are solitary, axillary (less than 1 cm.). Floral lobes five. Stamens 10-20. Fruit is small and dehiscent.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Comments : On plains to 500 m in low-lying marshes, fallow fields etc. Common all over as a weed.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Throughout Eastern Ghats
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. portulacastrum. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.


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