Portulaca pilosa L.

 
  • Family : PORTULACACEAE
    (PURSLANE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Portulacaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Portulaca pilosa L.
  • Common name : Shaggy Portulaca
  • Vernacular name : Boddikoora (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and plains
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on rock crevices, found scattered on grassy lateritic soil
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Collection Locality : Tirupati
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Gani RF, Kurnool district (Kurnool district), Tirumala Hills (Chittoor district)
    • Karnataka : All Districts
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : Aurangabad district, Osmanabad district, Parbhani district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Puri district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Coimbatore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Vellore district, Villipuram district Cuddalore district, Thanjavur district, Tirunelveli district, Ramanathapuram district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; Franklin Benjamin & G.V.S.Murthy, 2013. Flora of Sri Venkateswara National Park, Andhra Pradesh, BSI; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Portulaca pilosa subsp. Grandiflora (Hook.) R.Geesink
  • 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=Portulaca pilosa. Downloaded on 20 November 2019.

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