Portulaca grandiflora Hook.

    (Purslane Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : LUNIA FAMILY (लुनिया फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PORTULACACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Portulaca pilosa subsp. Grandiflora (Hook.) R.Geesink
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Portulaca grandiflora Hook.
  • Common name : Sun plant, Common rose moss, Rose moss, Ten O' clock plant
  • Vernacular name : Pathumanichedi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated often in gardens and occasionally runs as an escape
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Introduced elsewhere
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; 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=Portulaca grandiflora. Downloaded on 1 October 2023.

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