Portulaca oleracea L.

 
  • Family : PORTULACACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Portulacaceae
  • Species : Portulaca oleracea
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Portulaca oleracea L.
  • Common name : Common Purslane
  • Vernacular name : Lonika, Ghotika, Bruhatloni (San.); Badinoni, Baralaniya (Hin.); Doddagoni soppu, Goli soppu (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : KFP 9376, KFP 11142, R.R RAO 356
  • Key identification features : A small ground-hugging succulent herb with reddish stem. Flowers less than 1 cm in dia., remain open till mid-day. Fruit is small, somewhat globose and dehisces with the upper half of the wall coming off like a cap when mature.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Weed of wastelands and cultivated fields. Leaves are used as a vegetable
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Chikamagalur, Chitradurga, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Kodagu, Kolar, Mysore, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Saldanha, 1984; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere

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