Portulaca

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Portulaca
Portulaca amilis.jpg
Portulaca amilis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Portulaca
L.[1]
Species

about 40-100, see text

Synonyms

Sedopsis (Engl.) Exell & Mendonça[1]

Portulaca (/ˌpɔːrtjˈlkə/,[2] purslane) is the type genus of the flowering plant family Portulacaceae, comprising about 40-100 species found in the tropics and warm temperate regions. They are also known as purslanes.

Portulaca 'All Aglow'

Common purslane (Portulaca oleracea) is widely considered an edible plant, and in some areas it is invasive. Some Portulaca species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including the nutmeg moth (Hadula trifolii).

Selected species[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Portulaca L." Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1998-04-28. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  2. ^ "Portulaca". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^ "Portulaca". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-03-04.
  4. ^ a b "Species Records of Portulaca". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-03-04.

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