Trianthema portulacastrum L.

 
  • Family : AIZOACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Molluginaceae
  • Species : Trianthema portulacastrum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Trianthema portulacastrum L.
  • Common name : Round-leaved Portulaca, Horse Purslane
  • Vernacular name : Pasale soppu, Muchchugoni (Kan.); Sabuni, Vishakhapara (Hin.); Shvetamula, Upothaki (San.)
  • Collection Nos : R.R.Rao 98, KFP 11583
  • Collector(s) Name : R.Raghavendra Rao
  • 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
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia
  • Comments : Not common. Leaves are sometimes eaten as a vegetable
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Collection Locality : Mysore
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bellary, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Mysore, Tumkur, Udupi, Dhakshina Kanara
  • Floras referred : Saldanha, 1984; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka

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