2419.000 Portulacaria Jacq.

Wild, H. (1961) Portulacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2)

Description of the genus

Succulent, soft-wooded shrubs or small trees with stout branches. Leaves opposite, decussate, fleshy, obovate. Inflorescence axillary on the upper branches or along a single tall terminal stem; flowers in dense fascicles, pedicellate, each subtended by a small scale-like bract. Sepals 2, broadly ovate, persistent. Petals 4–5, connate at base. Ovary superior. Fruit indehiscent, thin-walled, 3-angled or 3-winged.

Worldwide: Three species in South Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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afra Jacq.

Other sources of information about Portulacaria:

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Portulacaria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Portulacaria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Portulacaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Portulacaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Portulacaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Portulacaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Portulacaria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2148, retrieved 25 June 2017

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