Talinum paniculatum (Jacq.) Gaertn.

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Talinum paniculatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Talinum paniculatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Talinum paniculatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Talinum paniculatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

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Synonyms: Portulaca paniculata Jacq.
Common names: Fameflower (English) Jewels-of-Opar (English) Pink baby's-breath (English)
Frequency: Rare as a truely naturalised escape.
Status: Introduced
Description:
Somewhat succulent herb, up to c. 90 cm tall, growing from tuberous roots. Leaves elliptic to obovate, up to 12 cm long, much smaller below the inflorescence, slightly fleshy. Flowers in lax, many-flowered branched inflorescences, bright pink, up to c. 1.2 cm in diameter. Fruit a glossy dark red capsule, 3-5 mm in diameter.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: paniculatum: with a branched or paniculate inflorescence.
Habitat: Widely grown as an ornamental plant in gardens, where it can become weedy and spreading but only rarely known as a truely naturalised escape.
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Worldwide distribution: Native from southern USA to South America and most Caribbean Islands.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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African Plant Database: Talinum paniculatum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Talinum paniculatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Talinum paniculatum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Talinum paniculatum
Ispot Southern Africa : Talinum paniculatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Talinum paniculatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Talinum paniculatum
Tropicos: Talinum paniculatum
West African Plants database: Talinum paniculatum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Talinum paniculatum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123120, retrieved 28 June 2016

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