Portulaca kermesina N.E. Br.

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Portulaca kermesina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Portulaca kermesina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Portulaca kermesina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Rhino Hotel, Old Runde Bridge.

Portulaca kermesina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Portulaca kermesina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Rhino Hotel, Old Runde Bridge.

Portulaca kermesina

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Salt Springs road from Mandavu to Sinamatella

Portulaca kermesina

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Rhino Hotel, Old Runde Bridge.

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Status: Native
Description:
Erect or suberect, succulent annual or perennial, somewhat woody at the base. Leaves 2-3 cm, subalternate, linear, subcylindric, subtended by whitish stipular hairs. Flowers terminal, solitary or in small heads, bright carmine.
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Habitat: A species of sandy soils in hot and dry deciduous woodland and on the margins of pans.
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Flowering time:Nov - Mar
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Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 30 March 2006
Literature:

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 140. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 293. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 94.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Portulaca kermesina
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West African Plants database: Portulaca kermesina


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: Portulaca kermesina.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123200, retrieved 26 May 2016

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