Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Purslane family
Wild, H. (1961)
Portulacaceae FZ 1(2)
Description of the family
Annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, usually glabrous and succulent. Stipules scarious, hair-like or 0. Leaves simple, opposite or alternate. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 2. Petals 4-6, often shed quickly. Stamens as many as petals or more numerous. Ovary superior or half-inferior (Portulaca), 1-locular. Fruit a capsule.
Worldwide: 32 genera and 380 species, cosmopolitan, but especially W America.
Mozambique: 2 genera and 8 taxa.
More sample images from the Portulacaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)
Other sources of information about Portulacaceae:
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Portulacaceae pageFlora of Zimbabwe
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Portulacaceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings, Stefaan Dondeyne and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P., Dondeyne, S. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Portulacaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=184, retrieved 18 December 2013