Portulaca rhodesiana R.A. Dyer & E.A. Bruce

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Portulaca rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Portulaca rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Portulaca rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Portulaca rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Portulaca rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Portulaca rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Short-lived annual succulent herb. Leaves and stems pink to reddish-brown. Leaves swollen, suborbicular, up to 4 mm. Flowers solitary terminal, bright pink.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rhodesiana: of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe, or sometimes Zambia)
Habitat: In thin soil on granite domes
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 1950 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the Central Watershed of Zimbabwe from Matobo to Harare and east to Juliasdale.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Sunday 23 February 2014
Literature:

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

Wild, H. (1961). Portulacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 365 - 367. (Includes a picture).


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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: Species information: Portulaca rhodesiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123230, retrieved 28 February 2017

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