Native to: Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela; Introduced into: China Southeast, South China Sea as per POWO;
Wingpod Purslane, Crownpod Purslane;



efloraofindia:”For Id 21022013MR1’’ which Portulaca spp is this at Pune:
requesting identification of this Portulaca spp at Pune at a private society garden

Portulaca oleracea

Portulaca oleracea has small yellow flowers, a wild plant often grown as vegetable. This is Portulaca x yubi
efi thread

It is often considered as Portulaca grandiflora ‘Yubi’. Some consider it to be a hybrid between P. oleracea (with which leaves resemble) and P. grandiflora (with which flowers resemble), and as such the hybrid is some times simply designated as Portulaca ‘Yubi’

Also often considered as P. umbraticola ‘Yubi’


efloraofindia:”For Id 21022013MR2’’ Portulaca spp with white flowers at Pune:
Aug, Oct and Dec 2012
Requesting identification of this Portulaca spp with white flowers at Pune in a private society garden

I think this is also a white flowered variety of Portulaca X Yubi?

I think yes





Hooghly sk-nov-14 : Portulaca umbraticola Kunth : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).
If this blogger is correct about the fruit feature this is a cultivar of Portulaca umbraticola Kunth, a prostrate ornamental recorded yesterday.

this is form Garalgacha (Garalgacha Junior Sporting Club), a place 2.5 km from Dankuni.

2015april_sk20/20 : Portulaca umbraticola Kunth : 13 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (4)
These were also recorded in 2009, in July and Sept.

nice and very popular for hanging baskets

Yes … Nice photographs

Thank you very much Sir. At that time as you know I knew nothing about identification, all I have learned so far is from all of you in this group.

Beautiful upload seems to be Portulaca umbraticola

It is good as ground cover as well.


SK1563 12 Nov 2018 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)- around 650 kb each.
Location:  Bandipur, Nepal 
Date: 06 October 2018
Elevation: 3500 ft.
Habit : Cultivated
Portulaca umbraticola Kunth ??



Interesting Portulaca – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 2 correct images as above.
I am uploading the photographs of a Portulaca, which after a lot of investigation turned out to be P. 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.

Portulaca umbraticola Kunth ?? : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4) – 1 mb or more.
Location:  Bandipur, Nepal 
Date: 06 October 2018
Elevation: 3500 ft.
Habit : Cultivated
Stigma looks slight different ??

Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. request.
Date: 04.02.2012
Location:NBNP, Anaiakatti, Coimbatore
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Herb.

Portulaca umbraticola i think

Portulaca pilosa, as I believe. It is a popular ornamental in summers!

I think it should be Portulaca umbraticola Kunth (as suggested by …) as per comparative images at Portulaca

Attaching a collage of Blank Swift visiting flowers of Portulaca species.


SYMBIOSIS : 1498: 1 image.
Attaching a collage of Wasp species visiting flowers of Portulaca species.

Flowers are of Portulaca umbraticola Kunth


SYMBIOSIS : 1532: 1 image.
Attaching a collage of Common Grass Yellow visiting flowers of Portulaca species.

Red Portulaca flowers may be of Portulaca umbraticola Kunth


Portulaca ‘Pazzaz Nano Orange’ from California-GS10082023-2: 4 high res. images.
Portulaca ‘Pazzaz Nano Orange’, photographed from Regan Nursery, Fremont, California.
Members are requested to comment on specific links of this cultivar. To me it looks different from P. oleracea with which it is linked by some websites:

There is at least one website which considers it a cultivar of P. umbraticola


Portulaca umbraticola from Delhi-GS15052024-2: 5 high res. images.
Portulaca umbraticola cultivated ornamental herb clicked from Dwarka Delhi on 2-5-2024.


Portulaca oleracea L.: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Kurintar, Nepal 
Date: 06 May 2024
Altitude: 360m.
Habitat : Wild 

I think more close to images at






POWO  Catalogue of life The Plant List Ver.1.1  GRIN  Flora of North America  Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post  Flowers of India  

Large-Flowered Purslane (Portulaca x Yubi(TM))


Desert Tropical