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)
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.
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Worldwide distribution: Native from southern USA to South America and most Caribbean Islands.
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Image last updated: Saturday 3 March 2012
Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 68.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Talinum paniculatum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Talinum paniculatum
African Plant Database: Talinum paniculatum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Talinum paniculatum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Talinum paniculatum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Talinum paniculatum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Talinum paniculatum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Talinum paniculatum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Talinum paniculatum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Talinum paniculatum
JSTOR Plant Science: Talinum paniculatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Talinum paniculatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Talinum paniculatum
Plants of the World Online: Talinum paniculatum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Talinum paniculatum
Tropicos: Talinum paniculatum
Wikipedia: Talinum paniculatum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Talinum paniculatum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=123120, retrieved 15 November 2019

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