Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L.

  • Family : AIZOACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Lophiocarpaceae
  • Species : Sesuvium portulacastrum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L.
  • Collection Nos : KFP 11372, KFP 12438
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha & B.Gurudev Singh
  • Key identification features : A much branched succulent herb; stems extensively creeping and rooting at the modes, reddish, glabrous. Leaves opposite, oblanceolate, fleshy. Flowers axillary, solitary. Calyx deeply 5-lobed, lebes lanceolate. Stamens many, free, inserted in the mouth of the calyx-tube. Ovary 3-4 celled; ovules many by perianth. Seeds many, reniform, black.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments : Common on sea shores in sand
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Kollur (Dakshina Kannada)
  • Distribution Locality : Dakshina Kannada, Udupi
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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