Portulaca meridiana L.f.

    (Purslane Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : LUNIA FAMILY (लुनिया फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PORTULACACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Portulaca quadrifida L.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Flowers open during mid-day
  • Key identification features : A prostrate, succulant, annual herb; stems terete, reddish, rooting at nodes. Leaves opposite. Flowers solitary, terminal; petals four, yellow. Capsule conical, ovoid
  • Flower, Fruit : October-December
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai Suburban district
  • Literature : N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharashtra vol 1.; M.R. Almeida (1996). Flora of Maharashtra vol.1
  • 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 meridiana. Downloaded on 18 August 2022.


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