Portulaca wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn.

    (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 wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Bachhalu goni (Kannada)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests and cultivated fields
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in foothills of scrub jungle. Flowers open by 9'o clock in the morning
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district (Kurnool district)
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Chitradurga district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Alagar Hills (Madurai district), Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Ramanathapuram district, Villipuram district, Cuddalore district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; 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; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India 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 wightiana. Downloaded on 18 August 2022.

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