Portulaca pilosa   Linnaeus,  1753 (Plant)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Portulacaceae

Description
Erect, succulent herbs; stems much-branched from perennial fusiform tuberous roots; tubers 10-15 cm long. Leaves 1-1.5 cm long, linear, fleshy, terete, sessile. Flowers 5-8mm across, yellow, solitary or in 2-4 flowered clusters; clusters surrounded by an involucre of 3-8 cauline leaves. Capsules 5-8 mm across, avoid, shining at apex, dehiscing circumscissilly; seeds many, orbicular, black

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Ecology

Biogeography


• INDIA
• Orissa, Paradeep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Banerjee, LK; Rao, TA; Sastry, ARK and D, Ghosh (2002) Diversity of coastal plant communities in India Director, ENVIS-EMCB-Botanical Survey 524 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at - http://www.itis.gov.
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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