Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L.

 
  • Family : AIZOACEAE
    (CARPET-WEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Aizoaceae
  • Basionym : Portulaca portulacastrum L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L.
  • Vernacular name : Kadal Vazhukkai Keerai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : In dense masses on the floor of clayey soil, near mangoov swamps along sea coast.
  • Flower, Fruit : November-May
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Nellore district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : KSD, Kannur district, Alappuzha district
    • Odisha : Puri district, Khurda district, Ganjam district, Balasore district, Kendrapara district
    • Tamil Nadu : Cuddalore district
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Sesuvium portulacastrum. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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