|Talinum paniculatum variegated form|
Talinum paniculatum is a succulent subshrub in the Talinaceae family that is native to much of the western hemisphere. It is commonly known as fameflower, Jewels-of-Opar (a name borrowed from the title of the novel Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar by Edgar Rice Burroughs), or pink baby's-breath.
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Talinum paniculatum is often grown as an ornamental plant. Cultivars include 'Kingwood Gold', 'Limón', and 'Variegatum'. The leaves are edible and have been used in traditional medicine in Asia.
- Under its current treatment as Talinum paniculatum (from its basionym Portulaca paniculata), this species was published in De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum … 2:219. 1791. "Talinum paniculatum". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved February 8, 2012.
- The basionym of Talinum paniculatum, Portulaca paniculata, was originally described and published in Enumeratio Systematica Plantarum, quas in Insulis Caribaeis vicinaque Americes … 2. 1760. "Portulaca paniculata". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved February 8, 2012.
- "Talinum dichotomum Ruiz & Pav". The Plant List; Version 1. (published on the internet). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden. 2010. Retrieved February 8, 2012.
- Jewels-of-Opar, Mississippi State University
- Sajeva, Maurizio; Mariangela Costanzo (1997). Succulents: the Illustrated Dictionary. Timber Press. p. 219. ISBN 978-0-88192-398-8.
- Hodgson, Larry (2002). Annuals for Every Purpose. Rodale. p. 303. ISBN 978-0-87596-824-7.
- Winter, Norman (2007-06-28). "Limón talinum is jewel for gardens". Southern Gardening. Mississippi State University.
- "Philippine Medicinal Plants Godofredo Umali-Stuart". 2010. Retrieved October 30, 2012.