Trianthema portulacastrum L.

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Trianthema portulacastrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Dombe at Chimokono

Trianthema portulacastrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Dombe at Chimokono

Trianthema portulacastrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Dombe at Chimokono

Trianthema portulacastrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Dombe at Chimokono

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Synonyms: Trianthema monogyna L.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate annual herb, somewhat succulennt, with spreading stems up to 50 cm long, mostly hairless except for very young parts. Leaves opposite, usually one in each pair smaller than the other, more or less broadly obovate to almost circular, 3-45 mm long, hairless or sparsely hairy on the midrib beneath; margin entire; petiole up to 20 mm long, expanding at the base into a sheathing membrane connecting with the base of the opposite leaf. Stipules up to 3 mm long. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, often partly hidden by the sheathing leaf-bases.Perianth segments up to 5 mm long, pinkish or yellowish; stamens 10-20.
Notes: The specimen in the images (Wursten 824, BR) appears to be a first record for the Manica-Sofala Division.
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Habitat: A weed in cultivated ground and sandy soil.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Pantropical.
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS,M
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 22 March 2014
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 20.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978). Aizoaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 517 - 518. (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, M.L (1979). 83. Aizoaceae Flora de Moçambique Junta de Investigaçoes de Ultramar, Centro de Botanica Pages 8 - 9. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Trianthema portulacastrum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Trianthema portulacastrum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Trianthema portulacastrum
African Plant Database: Trianthema portulacastrum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Trianthema portulacastrum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Trianthema portulacastrum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Trianthema portulacastrum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Trianthema portulacastrum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Trianthema portulacastrum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Trianthema portulacastrum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Trianthema portulacastrum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Trianthema portulacastrum
Ispot Southern Africa: Trianthema portulacastrum
JSTOR Plant Science: Trianthema portulacastrum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Trianthema portulacastrum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Trianthema portulacastrum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Trianthema portulacastrum
Tropicos: Trianthema portulacastrum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Trianthema portulacastrum.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170490, retrieved 12 December 2017

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