Portulaca oleracea L., Sp. Pl. 445 1753 (Syn: Portulaca aurea hort. ex DC.; Portulaca consanguinea Schltdl.; Portulaca dichotoma Gueldenst.; Portulaca fosbergii Poelln.; Portulaca fosbergii var. major Poelln.; Portulaca hortensis Rupr. [Illegitimate]; Portulaca intermedia Link ex Schltdl.; Portulaca laevis Buch.-Ham.; Portulaca latifolia Hornem.; Portulaca marginata Kunth; Portulaca maritima S.G.Gmel.; Portulaca neglecta Mack. & Bush; Portulaca officinarum Crantz; Portulaca oleracea var. alata Peter; Portulaca oleracea var. apiculata Goffinet; Portulaca oleracea var. delicatula F.R.Fosberg; Portulaca oleracea var. emarginata Goffinet; Portulaca oleracea var. erecta Dyer; Portulaca oleracea var. gracilescens Domin; Portulaca oleracea var. linearifolia V.V.Sivarajan &
K.S.Manilal; Portulaca oleracea var. macrantha Eggers; Portulaca oleracea var. micrantha Eggers; Portulaca oleracea var. opposita Poelln.; Portulaca oleracea var. parviflora Griseb.; Portulaca oleracea subsp. stellata Danin & H.G.Baker; Portulaca oleracea subsp. sylvestris (DC.) Celak.; Portulaca oleracea var. sylvestris DC.; Portulaca olitoria Pall.; Portulaca opposita (Poelln.) Poelln.; Portulaca papillosa Sennen; Portulaca parviflora Griseb.; Portulaca parvifolia Haw.; Portulaca pilosa f. marginata (Kunth) Hassler; Portulaca repens Noronha; Portulaca retusa Engelm.; Portulaca rostellata Brign.; Portulaca Portulaca stellata (Danin & H.G.Baker) C.Ricceri & P.V.Arrigoni; Portulaca stellata (Danin & H.G.Baker) Danin; Portulaca suffruticosa Thwaites [Illegitimate]; Portulaca sylvestris (Garsault) Montand.; Portulaca terrae-reginae Poelln.; Portulaca trianthemoides Bremek.; Portulaca viridis hort. ex DC.);
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as per Catalogue of life;
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por-tew-LAK-uh — carries milk … Dave’s Botanary
awl-lur-RAY-see-uh — edible vegetable … Dave’s Botanary 

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commonly known aspurslane • Assameseমালভোগ শাক malbhog xaak • Bengaliলুনে শাক loone saak • Gujaratiલૂણી luni • Hindiघोल gholलोनिया loniyaनोनिया noniya • Kannadaದೊಡ್ಡ ಗೋಣಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು dodda goni soppu • Kashmiriकुन kuna • Konkaniगोळ gol • Malayalamകൊഴുപ്പ koluppa • Manipuriলৈবাক কুন্দো leibak kundo • Marathiघोळ ghol • Oriyaଲୋଣିକା lonika • Persianخرفه khurfa • Punjabiਧਮਣੀ dhamniਕੁਲਫਾ kulfaਲੂਨਕ lunak • Sanskritघोटक ghotakaलोणिका lonika • Tamilகோழிக்கீரை koli-k-kiraiபருப்புக்கீரை paruppu-k-kirai • Teluguగంగాబాయిలికూర gangabayalikuraపప్పుకూర pappukuraపెద్ద పావిలికూర pedda pavilikura • Tuluಗೋಳಿಪದ್ಪೆ golipadpeನೆಲಗುಲಾಬಿ nelagulabi 
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Used as pot-herb, consumed as salad and employed in salads. Flesh stems are often pickled;
This is the food plant of the caterpillars of Danaid eggfly butterflies.;
Plant is edible. Used as vegetable in India. It has medicinal properties too;
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Succulent herb. Leaves alternate, opposite, subopposite or whorled, ovate. Mostly appear clustered. Flowers yellow terminal solitary.petals-5. Size around 6mm. Flowers open early on sunny mornings and remain open hardly for sometime.
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Reddish smooth mostly prostrate stems. Leaves appear to be clustered at ends. Flowers yellow with 5 petals 3mm across. Unopened green pods and opened seed pods seen with black seeds
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Portulaca oleracea:  Portulaca oleracea
Common Purslane. ‘Bhuigoli’ ‘Kurfah’ ‘Gholu’ or ‘Mahagholu’ घोळू
Family : Portulacaceae
This plant has a large distribution over the world.
It is a common weed and can be found anywhere -in fields farms roadsides open spaces etc. It tolerates warm as well as cold climate. Plant is edible. Used as vegetable in India. It has medicinal properties too.
Succulent herb. Leaves alternate, opposite, subopposite or whorled, ovate.
Mostly appear clustered.
Flowers yellow terminal solitary. petals-5. Size around 6mm
Flowers open early on sunny mornings and remain open hardly for sometime.


Yes … A very delicate vegetable, often cultivated also


Yes Sir, I think cultivated varities have little large flowers


… nice photos of the flowers and plant. This is the food plant of the caterpillars of Danaid eggfly butterflies. There are cultivated varieties (Portulaca grandiflora) with showy flowers in various colors also known as “Office Time”.

yes comes up in potting soil.. on its own.. at bases of potted plants…
we had a long academic and ethnobotanical discussion about this saag in May this year…thread name :
… name of Portulaca oleracea in Assamiya … is URL:
efi thread


yes and a weed…
comes up in soils of pots brought in from the outside…



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Flora of Panipat: Portulaca oleracea from Arya PG College Panipat: Portulaca oleracea from Arya PG College Panipat


Nice… common plant but nicely presented…



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efloraofindia:”For Id 14112011MR1’’ ?Portulaca oleracea Pune: Help requested to Id this succulent growing wild in a slightly moist area at Pune
?Portulaca oleracea
Nov 2011
Reddish smooth mostly prostrate stems.
Leaves appear to be clustered at ends.
Flowers yellow with 5 petals 3mm across.
Unopened green pods and opened seed pods seen with black seeds

I think Portulaca oleracea

Sorry for not good quality of photographs
Kindly identify this herb with green leaves and yellow flower at Pune
No fruits seen

Can it be Portulaca oleracea ?


Yes I think so


Is there any possibility of this being Portulaca hybrid ‘Yubi Yellow?


I have only seen Portulaca ‘Yubi Yellow” once. As far as I remember the flower were much bigger than that it seems from your photos even the leaves were slightly bigger in size too.



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Herb ID request – RK45 – 2-Nov-2012:  Request id of this small herb of less than 1 feet growing wild in Mumbai. The leaves are covered with fine hair.


Portulaca oleracea


Yes Portulaca oleracea 



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27062013 ASP 68 :  Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Can you please ID this creeping medicinal herb. Unfortunately no flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Nov 2011.


I think there are 2 herbs.  The one with yellow buds looks like Portulaca oleracea FOI
the one with the pink flower looks like Trianthema portulacastrum
FOI

Yes it does appear to be Portulaca oleracea


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Portulaca oleracea L from Kamrup district(Metro), Assam : Attachments (9). 1 post by 1 author.
Attached images are Portulaca oleracea L collected from Kamrup district(Metro), Assam. The plant is known as Hanhthengia in Assamese (means like Duck leg) since shape of leaf of this sp. is like Duck leg. It is also known as Malbhog Sak in Assamese.
Date :23.07.2013
Location: Kamrup district(Metro)
Family : Portulacaceae
Genus & species : Portulaca oleracea L
Habitat: Grows wild on side of the drain.
Habit :Herb
Flower : Yellow

 


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BRS 489 27072013 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. confirmation.

Location: Adyar, chennai
Date: 21.07.2013
Habitat: garden

Habit: Herb


Check for Portulaca oleracea.


Portulaca oleracea


succulent weed for ID – Hyderabad – 09032014-NAW1 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5).

Kindly identify this prostrate succulent weed growing in my garden in Hyderabad -photographed 9th March 2014.

This succulent has yellow flowers, leaves with purple margin, smooth succulent stems, fruits with tiny spherical black seeds (no picture of seeds). The last picture has a measure tape for scale.


Portulaca species.


So it is not a weed afterall! Thank you for the identification.


Thanks all. What i mean by calling it a weed is that i didnt actually plant it – it has come up on its own. I will endeavor to collect its seeds so that i can grow it by intention.

Along with this enquiry i had also uploaded another set of pictures of a similar plant which has been identified as Trianthema portulacastrum – are there any benefits in intentionally growing this plant?


Portulaca oleracea


Portulaca oleracea……it is used as leafy vegetable by tribal people


Actually it is a main ingredient in a famous mutton dish of Hyderabad called ‘Kulfa Gosht’, kulfa being the local name for the vegetable/ plant.

 


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efloraofindia: For ID 271112SP23 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).

Please help me to identify this flower.
Location – Badalapur
Date: March, 14
habitat : Wild

It could be a Portulaca


Yes Portulaca oleracea



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Portulaca oleracea L.SN April 24 : Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.

Portulaca oleracea L..; Fam: Portulacaceae, common weed, succulent, leaves edible as green.



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efloraofindia: For ID 271112SP32 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Please help me to identify these tiny yellow flowers, grown as weeds in a private garden in dombivli.

Portulaca oleracea..



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Names of Plants in India :: Portulaca oleracea L. : 2 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.
via Species‎ > ‎P‎ > Portulaca oleracea L. … family: Portulacaceae

Flowers of IndiaDiscussions at efloraofindiamore views in flickrmore views on Google Earth
por-tew-LAK-uh — carries milk … Dave’s Botanary
awl-lur-RAY-see-uh — edible vegetable … Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known aspurslane • Assameseমালভোগ শাক malbhog xaak • Bengaliলুনে শাক loone saak • Gujaratiલૂણી luni • Hindiघोल gholलोनिया loniyaनोनिया noniya • Kannadaದೊಡ್ಡ ಗೋಣಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು dodda goni soppu • Kashmiriकुन kuna • Konkaniगोळ gol • Malayalamകൊഴുപ്പ koluppa • Manipuriলৈবাক কুন্দো leibak kundo • Marathiघोळ ghol • Oriyaଲୋଣିକା lonika • Persianخرفه khurfa • Punjabiਧਮਣੀ dhamniਕੁਲਫਾ kulfaਲੂਨਕ lunak • Sanskritघोटक ghotakaलोणिका lonika • Tamilகோழிக்கீரை koli-k-kiraiபருப்புக்கீரை paruppu-k-kirai • Teluguగంగాబాయిలికూర gangabayalikuraపప్పుకూర pappukuraపెద్ద పావిలికూర pedda pavilikura • Tuluಗೋಳಿಪದ್ಪೆ golipadpeನೆಲಗುಲಾಬಿ nelagulabi 
botanical namesPortulaca oleracea L. … synonymsPortulaca consanguinea Schltdl. … status at The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1. 
May 1, 2011 … Vaghbil, Thane 



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Portulaca oleracea L. : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Location :  Tatopani, Pokhara, Nepal
Date : 12 April  2017
Elevation : 5000 ft.

Nepali Names : कुल्फा साग Kulfaa Saag / नून ढिकी Noon Dhikee / नोना Nonaa  /  गड्यॉउला  झार Gadyaulaa Jhaar  / पाइते झार  Paaite Jhaar

For me the ID looks correct.



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Fruits & Vegetables Week: Portulaca oleracea, the common purslane: Portulaca oleracea, the common purslane, a common weed in wastelands, cultivated fields and roadsides is used as pot-herb, consumed as salad and employed in salads. Flesh stems are often pickled.
Local names
Hindi: Khursa, baralaniya, kulfa
Beng: Baraloniya
Mar: Bhuigholi, kurfah, mhotighol
Guj: Moto loni, ghol
Tel: Peddapayilikura, ganga-pavilikura
Tam: Karikeeral, parupukkiray, pullikirat
Kan: Dooddagooni, soppu
Mal: Karlecheera

The beautiful flowers o


ften planted in hanging boxes – commonly called “Office time” is a cousin of this
plant.


– Here is the photo of Office time.


– This is portulaca  x Yubi. Some consider it to be a variety of P. oleracea, others a variety of P. grandiflora and still others as a hybrid between the two species. This seems to be a good material for any one interested in
Biosystematic or Molecular studies.



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For ID10072019RK1-Please help in identification : 6 posts by 4 authors. 1 correct image as above.

Kindly help in identification of this. It is a green leafy vegetable.
Local name-Dali-arak
Date-25th June, 2019
Place-Khunti, Jharkhand

Two images are from different plants.
For 2nd image, pl. check comparative images at Amaranthus

Yes, first one is Portulaca oleracea and second one seems to be Amranthus viridis

first one (Dali arak) is Portulaca oleracea; Fam. – Portulacaceae. Also called as Golgola saag in Jharkhand.

second is Khudi bhaji saagAmaranthus viridis. Fam. – Amaranthaceae


 


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… name of Portulaca oleracea in Assamiya: Dear Assamiya-knowing friends,

Please let me know how does চানেকীয়া শাক gets transliterated in English.
This is in context of Portulaca oleracea.

Don’t know about transliteration but from my Useful Plant of India it is Noniya (perhaps first word) the second I guess should be saag
Assamese name for plant is Noniya

Could find it from online transliteration to be chanikya saag. Yes, noniya OR nuniya is a popular name for Portulaca oleracea in Bengal and Assam.


Portulaca oleracea L.
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commonly known as: purslane • Assamese: মালভোগ শাক malbhog xaak • Bengali: নূনিযা সাগ nuniya saag • Gujarati: લૂણી luni • Hindi: घोल ghol, लोनिया loniya, नोनिया noniya • Kannada: ದೊಡ್ಡ ಗೋಣಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು dodda goni soppu, ಕಿರುಗೋಣಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು kirugoni soppu • Kashmiri: कुन kuna • Konkani: गोळ gol • Malayalam: കൊഴുപ്പ koluppa • Manipuri: লৈবাক কুন্দো leibak kundo • Marathi: घोळ ghol • Oriya: lunia • Persian: خرفه khurfa • Punjabi: ਧਮਣੀ dhamni, ਕੁਲਫਾ kulfa, ਲੂਨਕ lunak •Sanskrit: घोटक ghotaka, लोणिका lonika • Tamil: கோழிக்கீரை koli-k-kirai, பருப்புக்கீரை paruppu-k-kirai • Telugu:పెద్ద పావిలికూర pedda pavilikura

botanical name: Portulaca oleracea L.


Have set incremental goal … first compiling names for the native flora that is found in my collection (Western Ghats in my vicinity) … next, eFI & FOI … can go at it with the only option … slowly and steadily !!!

Nooniya is not name we recognize in urban west bengal, namely mostly West Bengal and its vicinity…
all saag sellers are village women who come to Calcutta markets with their haul of yesterday from their village tanks, riverbanks, forests….
1:  They and our non-english reading and speaking Bengali folks… call it  LOONE saak  লুনে  শাক
so I wanted to be sure before I responded….
Supporting Reference for this  is in a booklet called: ” Banglar Saak”  dated  March 2003 published by The DEVELOPMENT Research Communication and Services Center,  18 b Gariahat Road, Dhakuria, Kolkata 700031.
(I would like to send the pic of the cover and the page with this saak  of the book but there is no option here to include an attachment, or I have just not found it, not smart enough I guess) !!!
2: Santhal tribals in Bengal call it Golgol-sag..  Reference: TRIBAL MEDICINE by Dr. DC Pal and SK Jain…page 216. published 1997 Kolkata.by Naya Prokas Kolkata ISN 81-85421-307..
    3: My servants recognize it, eat it and buy it sometimes…from our local market… There is one growing in my balcony at the base of my potted Adenium obesum….that single loone saag has also developed the telltale yellow tiny flowers…
I would recognize portulaca any way… it was a common weed in upstate NY countryside and on many a weekends I have gone on hikes with my herbal medicine teachers,   we would pick Portulaca among many things from the pristine woods, and eat them in our salad for lunch or add in the sandwiches… nowadays green grocers carry it all over NYC….
sorry to respond so late… but it took a while to dig out skinny botany books in Bengali script..

You must be right. My information Noniya as Assamese name is based on CSIR publication, Useful Plants of India.


To me now, getting common names validated is seeming just as important as botanical names.
Your elaborate noting has increased my confidence in pursuing compilation of plant names.
The name noniya and its variants belong to Hindi speaking regions … the neighbouring regions may have got influenced by it.
Will make corrections in my notes.


And yes, my source says Baraloniya in Bengali
L should be logical:
Baralaniya in Hindi
Motiloni in Gujarati
Brihalloni, lanika and lonamla in Sanskrit
Lonak in Punjab

We observe that the names in most of the languages have an adjective prefixed implying “large” OR “big”.
In due course of time we will discover other plant(s) which is known otherwise (small).
Will make relevant changes in my notes.


One of my Assamese friends transliterated চানেকীয়া শাক as Chanekiya Haak.


And most probably this chanekiya haak OR chanikya saag is a generic name for sour greens (though not sure).


… just found from few resources on internet that smaller version of loniya OR luniya would be species of Oxalis … there could possibly be some other plant(s) too.


… the name lonamla (Sanskrit: लोणाम्ला) is more apt for Oxalis pusilla as per online Sanskrit dictionaries, one of is Monier-Williams Dictionary <http://www.sanskrita.org/wiki/index.php/loNa>.


Just now my another friend from Upper Assam informed some names for these plants:
Portulaca oleracea: In Upper Assam they call it “Hanh-thengia” (because the leaves look like “Legs of a duck”), Hanh = Hans (Hindi) and Teng =Taang (Hindi)
Bodo people of Assam call it “Mephrai“.
Oxalis corniculata is called as “Tengesi” in Upper Assam. ‘Tenga’ means ‘Sour’ in Assamese.
Hope this will be an addition to your database.



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Identity : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Which plant is this?

It is Portulaca oleracea, herb, weed in the agriculture land, edible, some times sold in the market also


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Fwd: need id assistance for JNU campus forest plant SP 4 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

I need id assistance for following plants collected from JNU New Campus Forest, New Delhi. Date: 27.04.2015


Could be Portulaca oleracea.


Yes, it should be Portulaca oleracea L. as suggested by …


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Please identify the wild plant,
Location:  near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, Kerala PIN:686671
Date (flower):   06.04.2021, 09.50am,  04.04.2021, 09.35am
Altitude:           1700fsl
Habitat:            wild moisture
Plant habit:      creeping annual weak stem
Height:             10cm
Leaves:            opposite oval oblong
Flower:             diameter:04mm, yellow non fragrant
Fruit:                 green, cone shaped
Seed:                black, circular, very tiny
numerous
Camera:           mobile LGK10 2017 13mp +macro lens (for seed shot)


Portulaca oleracea L. !


Yes I agree with …


The photographs are  superb !

The Common purslanePortulaca oleracea, a highly variable, weedy plant. Seen in my neighborhood during wet season. Very very common plant in my place.

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Botanical Name: Portulaca oleracea: 2 images.
Location: Rajouri district jandk

Habit:Herb
Date:10-05-2021

Used: use as vegetable


Yes. The ID is correct. It is a weed outside my house and often in my garden.


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Swamy/New series/ID/18 – ID of the Plant Portulaca oleracea: 6 images.
Please confirm the Id / suggest new ID for the photographs of the plant received from Chennai. Photographed last week (28.5.21). My ID is Portulaca oleracea


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