Trianthema portulacastrum L.

 
  • Family : AIZOACEAE
    (CARPET-WEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Aizoaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Trianthema portulacastrum L.
  • Common name : Round-leaved Portulaca, Horse Purslane
  • Vernacular name : Sabuni, Vishakhapara, Svet-sa-buni, Lal sabuni, Santhi (Hindi); Pasale soppu, Muchchugoni (Kannada); Ambatimadu (Telugu); Puruni, Purini sago (Oria); Shvetamula, Upothaki (Sanskrit); Punernava (Marathi); Mookaratai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Scrub jungle
  • Comments / notes : On plains to 500m in low-lying marshes, fallow fields etc.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-October
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 02/08/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 36407
  • Collection Locality : Thummalapalle mining area, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, KNM, MB
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Chamarajanagar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Angul district, Balasore district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Deogarh district, Dhenkanal district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Kandhamal district, Kendrapara district, Keonjhar district, Khurda district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Rayagada district, Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore 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; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam 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=Trianthema portulacastrum. Downloaded on 18 August 2019.

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