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:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29.

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 18 August 2017

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