Portulaca pilosa L., Sp. Pl. 445 1753. (Syn: Portulaca advena Reichg. & Poelln.; Portulaca australis Endl.; Portulaca boninensis Tuyama; Portulaca cincta Fenzl; Portulaca cyanosperma Engl.; Portulaca cyathostyla Gagnep.; Portulaca dubia Tepper; Portulaca ehrenbergii Poelln.; Portulaca eriophora Casar.; Portulaca filifolia F.Müll.; Portulaca filifolia var. humilis Poelln.; Portulaca foliosa DC.; Portulaca gagatosperma Millsp.; Portulaca hainanensis Chun & F.C.How; Portulaca helianthemoides Zipp. ex Span.; Portulaca insularis Hosok.; Portulaca intraterranea J.M.Black; Portulaca involucrata Haw.; Portulaca javanensis Poelln.; Portulaca karwinskii Fisch. & E. Mey.; Portulaca lanata Rich.; Portulaca lanuginosa Crantz; Portulaca microsperma Domin; Portulaca mundula I.M. Johnst.; Portulaca napiformis F.Müll. ex Benth.; Portulaca pachyrrhiza Gagnep.; Portulaca pilosa var. mundula (I.M.Johnst.) D.Legrand; Portulaca pilosa f. procumbens (Urb. & Ekman) D.Legrand; Portulaca pilosissima Hook.; Portulaca procumbens Urb. & Ekman; Portulaca psammotropha Hance; Portulaca remota Poelln.; Portulaca samoensis ; Portulaca sedoides Spruce ex Rohrb.; Portulaca setacea Haw.; Portulaca suffruticosa Wight ex Wall.; Portulaca talmyana Gagnep.; Portulaca teretifolia Kunth; Portulaca vilmoriana Leveille);
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[Burma], New Guinea, India, Sri Lanka,
Java, Lesser Sunda Isl. (Timor), Solomons, Christmas Isl. (Austr.), Australia (Northern Territory, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia), Phoenix Isl. (Canton, Enderbury), Fiji, Western Samoa, Tokelau (Nukunonu), Tonga (Late Isl., Tongatapu), Volcano Isl. (Iwojima, Minami-Iwojima), Hawaii (Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Hawaii Isl.), New Caledonia, American Samoa (Tutuila, Aunu’u, Olosega, Ta’u, Manua Isl.), Gilbert Isl. (Marakei, Abaiang, Tarawa, Tabiteuea, Onotoa), Marshall Isl. (Eniwetok, Bikini, Rongelap, Rongerik, Utirik, Ujelang, Kwajalein, Ailuk, Likiep, Majuro, Arno), Micronesia (Yap, Ulithi, Fais, Eauripik, Woleai, Faraulap, Ifaluk, Lamotrek, Satawal, Murilo, Namonuito, Nomwin, Truk-Moen, ToI, Pis, Nama, Namoluk, Lukunor, Satawan, Pohnpei, Mokil), Northern Marianas (Sarigan, Anatahan), Palau Isl. (Kayangl, Babeldaob, Malakal, Angaur, Sonsorol), Southern Marianas (Saipan, Tinian, Guam), Tuvalu (Nui Atoll), Wake Isl., Western Samoa (Aleipata Islands, etc.), Tokelau Isl., Vanuatu, Niue (I), Bonin Isl. (Keetaajima, Nakohdojima, Chichijima), Rotuma Isl.
as per Catalogue of Life;
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Common name: Kiss Me Quick, Hairy pigweed, Pink Purslane, Chisme, Shaggy Portulaca • Kannada: Gedde geni soppu • Tamil: Koli mulaiyan, koli munaiyan, മുക്കുലീ കീരൈ Mukkuli keerai • Telugu: Boddakoora

Date/Time-31st Oct 2011
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-garden/wild I do not know
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Prostrate Herb
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-green length 4-5 mm by 1-2 mm
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-about 6-7 mm in diameter were open at 12.00 but closed by 2.00pm

Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-not seen


Yes I agree with …, this is Portulaca pilosa of Portulacaceae family.

Common names as in Flowers of India, Pink Purslane, Kiss Me Quick, Chisme, Shaggy Portulaca

Major difference is shorter leaves and smaller flowers (usually 1 cm or less as compared to about 3-5 cm across in P. grandiflora) which are not spotted at base.


…….And the leaves and nodes are pilose (having soft long hairs) hence the name P. pilosa.



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Dalhousie id Al021111-A:  Another small flower by the roadside….
Location Dalhousie
Altitude 1400 mts
Habit Herb
Habitat wild/roadside
Height 5 inches

Season sept-Oct

Portulaca pilosa of Portulacaceae family

Please refer another post


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VOF week: Portulaca sp.?? en-route Joshimath: Came across this Portulaca sp,. (Family: Portulacaceae) en route Joshimath.
Looks like Portulaca pilosa??.
Date/Time: 06-08-2012 / 10:45AM
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Herb.

Flower size please. If around 1 cm diam, P. pilosa.


Yes … Portulaca pilosa seems to be OK. Flower size was around 1 cm.

 


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Sedum sp : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

This was taken inside Mundanturai on a forest trail. Is it some species of Sedum?


It reminds me of Portulaca pilosa but please wait for expert comments


I support … ID



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Portulaca pilosa : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Portulaca pilosa
it was seen growing a sandy area near chinnar river
in Chinnar WLS, Idukki district in Kerala
This falls in the rain shadow area of the Nilgiris


On 2/11/08 at Bot. Gardens in Hyderabad, AP. It was a mat like growth along a water pond.


this a varity of portulica? succulant plant.


Thanks, …
It appears like Portulaca grandiflora from the links:

This should be Portulaca pilosa as per images and details herein.


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While revising efi site efloraofindia Protulaca pages, I found that Catalogue of Life gives only distribution of Portulaca pilosa var. tuberosa (Roxb.) V.V.Sivarajan in India. It is also supported by POWO (based on latest bibliographic references).
There is no distribution of Portulaca pilosa subsp. pilosa in India as per Catalogue of life and POWO.
In view, we should take all over postings at Portulaca pilosa to be Portulaca pilosa var. tuberosa

Thanks for bringing this up. Portulaca pilosa is a cultivated plant, and seems to have naturalized everywhere. This is an almost unmistakable plant with pink-purple flowers. Portulaca tuberosa Roxb. is a very different plant with yellow flowers, which is native to India.


Thanks, … I do not know why Catalogue of life and POWO are missing its distribution in India, while they are giving extensive distribution of both native and introduced regions., for all the species found in India.
Problem is compounded as different sources are mentioning different type of leaves, flower colour and habit of these plants at Flora of Pakistan, Flora of China, An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India and Flora of peninsular India

Sorry, I missed the distribution in India mentioned in Catalogue of life for Portulaca pilosa subsp. pilosa

So our plant ids at Portulaca pilosa should be correct.


Flora of Pakistan mentions Petals 5, slightly united at the base, obovate, 5-6 mm long, c. 4 mm broad, obtuse, pink for Portulaca pilosa L., while Petals 5, united at the base, lanceolate, 6-7 mm long, c. 2 mm broad, acute, yellow for Portulaca tuberosa Roxb., An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India states yellow or cream for Portulaca pilosa var. tuberosa

So this should further strengthen our ids.



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13-11-2010: Gadeshwar near Panvel (Maharashtra); Portulaca pilosa – indiantreepix | Google Groups

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Portulaca pilosa, photographed from Janak Puri, Delhi, 16-7-2012.



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