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(Argentina (Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chubut, Cordoba, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Salta, Santa Fe, San Juan, San Luis, Tucuman), Peru, Paraguay (Alto Paraguay, Pres. Hayes), Uruguay (Artigas, Colonia, Maldonado, Montevideo, Paysandu, Rio Negro, Salto, Treinta y Tres), Bolivia (Beni, Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, Santa Cruz, Tarija), NE-Brazil (Bahia), WC-Brazil (Mato Grosso, Goias, Mato Grosso do Sul), SE-Brazil (Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo), Cayman Isl. (I), Cuba (I), Hispaniola (I), Puerto Rico (I), Virgin Isl. (I) (Virgin Gorda (I)), Lesser Antilles (I) (St. Barthelemy (I), St. Eustatius (I), St. Lucia (I)), Ecuador (I), Venezuela (I), Surinam (I), French Guiana (I), Guyana (I), Mexico (I), Belize (I), Honduras (I), Panama (I), France (I), Italy (I), Croatia (I), Bulgaria (I), Slovakia (I), S-Europe (I), SC-Europe (I), Bosnia & Hercegovina (I), Pakistan (I), Australia (I) (New South Wales (I)), Taiwan (I), Korea (I), China (I), Ryukyu Isl. (I), Northern Caucasus (I), Tajikistan (I), Uzbekistan (I), Java (I), India (I), Myanmar [Burma] (I), Bangladesh (I), Thailand (I), Sri Lanka (I), Andamans (I), Nicobars (I), Nepal (I), Vietnam (I), Lakshadweep Isl. (Laccadives) (I), trop. Africa (I), South Africa (I), Cameroon (I), Guinea (I), Chad (I), Burkina Faso (I), Central African Republic (I), Benin (I), Togo (I), Afghanistan (I), Fiji (I), Palau Isl. (I) (Babeldaob (I)), Southern Marianas (I) (Aguijan (I), Guam (I)), Rotuma Isl. (I), Niue (I), Micronesia (I) (Pohnpei) (I)), Canada (I) (Ontario (I)), USA (I) (Alabama (I), Arizona (I), Arkansas (I), California (I), Colorado (I), Connecticut (I), Delaware (I), D.C. (I), Florida (I), Georgia (I), Illinois (I), Indiana (I), Iowa (I), Kansas (I), Kentucky (I), Louisiana (I), Maryland (I), Massachusetts (I), Michigan (I), Minnesota (I), Mississippi (I), Missouri (I), Nebraska (I), Nevada (I), New Hampshire (I), New Jersey (I), New Mexico (I), New York (I), North Carolina (I), North Dakota (I), Ohio (I), Oklahoma (I), Pennsylvania (I), Rhode Island (I), South Carolina (I), South Dakota (I), Tennessee (I), Texas (I), Vermont (I), Virginia (I), West Virginia (I), Wisconsin (I)) as per Catalogue of Life)
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Portulaca oleracea L. (Introduced)

(Albania, Austria, Belgium, Baleares, England, Bulgaria, Corsica, Czech Republic, Slovakia, France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Serbia & Kosovo, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Portugal, Andorra, Gibraltar, Malta, Poland, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Algeria, Morocco, Azores (Santa Maria Isl., Sao Miguel Isl., Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores Isl., Corvo Isl.), Madeira (Madeira Isl., Porto Santo Isl.), Canary Isl. (Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Gomera, Hierro, La Palma Isl.), Cape Verde Isl. (Santo Antao Isl., Sao Vicente Isl., Santa Luzia Isl., Ilha de Sao Nicolau, Sal Isl., Ilha da Boa Vista, Ilha de Maio, Ilha de Sao Tiago, Fogo Isl., Ilha Brava), S-Saharan Mts., Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Annobon Isl., Bioko Isl. (Fernando Poo), Sao Tome, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, ?Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Central African Republic, D.R.Congo (Zaire), Uganda, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo (Brazzaville), Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa (Limpopo, North-West Prov., Gauteng, Mpulamanga, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, N-Cape Prov., W-Cape Prov., E-Cape Prov.), Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, St. Helena, Chagos Arch. (Diego Garcia), Mauritius, La Runion, Rodrigues, Seychelles (Aldabra), Socotra, Comores (Mayotte, etc.), Turkey (NE-Anatolia, NW-Anatolia: Bithynia, SSW-Anatolia, W-Anatolia, WN-Anatolia), Cyprus (C-Mountains, N-Cyprus), Greece (incl. Kiklades), Crete, East Aegaean Isl., Rhodos, Egypt (Desert Oases, Great Southwestern Desert, Nile Delta, Nile Valley, NW-coastal Egypt), European Turkey, Iran (EC-Iran, N-Iran, Iranian Aserbaijan, S-Iran, W-Iran), Iraq (NE-Iraq, NW-Iraq, SE-Iraq: Mesopotamia), Israel (coastal W-Israel, Rift Valley, Negev Desert, N-Israel), Jordania (S-Jordania, W-Jordania), Kuwait, Lebanon (C-Lebanon, coastal W-Lebanon), Oman (Mascat & Oman), Saudi Arabia (C-Saudi Arabia, NE-Saudi Arabia, N-Saudi Arabia, Hejaz, Asir), Sinai peninsula (N-Sinai, S-Sinai), Syria (coastal W-Syria, C-Syrian Desert, Jazira, W-Syrian Mountains), Yemen (Aden Desert, N-Inner Yemen, SW-Yemen, Tihama, W-Yemen), United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Afghanistan (Balkh, Kabul, Kandahar, Kunar / Nuristan, Laghman), Pakistan (Sind, Baluchistan, Pakistani Punjab, Hazara), Pakistani Kashmir (Gilgit, Hunza), Jammu & Kashmir (Kashmir, etc.), Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, C- & E-European Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Crimea, Northern Caucasus, Armenia, Georgia [Caucasus], Azerbaijan, Russian Far East, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu), Ryukyu Isl., Mongolia, Taiwan, China (widespread), North Korea, South Korea, peninsular Malaysia (widespread), Singapore, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi, Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar [Burma], Malesia (widespread), Moluccas, Lesser Sunda Isl., New Guinea, Solomons, Thailand, Andamans (North Andamans, Middle Andamans, South Andamans, Little Andaman Isl.), Nicobars (Car Nicobar Isl., North Nicobars, Central Nicobars, Great Nicobar Isl., Little Nicobar Isl.), Lakshadweep Isl. (Laccadives), Maldives, Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Ashmoore Reef, Christmas Isl. (Austr.), Cocos (Keeling) Isl., North Keeling Isl.), American Samoa (Manua Isl., Tutuila, Olosega, Ta’u), Cook Isl. (Rarotonga), Marquesas Isl., Niue, N-Line Isl. (Palmyra Atoll, Washington Isl., Fanning Isl., Christmas Isl. – Kiritimati), Phoenix Isl. (Canton, Enderbury, Sydney, Hull, Gardner), Society Isl. (Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Maupiti, Tupai), Tokelau (Swains Isl.), Tonga (Late Isl., Tongatapu, ‘Eua, Vava’u), Tuamotu Arch. (Makatea Isl.), Western Samoa (Aleipata Islands, Savaii), New Zealand, New Caledonia, Fiji, Lord Howe Isl., Norfolk Isl., Bonin Isl. (Keetaajima, Chichijima, Hahajima, Imohtojima), Volcano Isl. (Kita-Iwojima, Iwojima), Austral Isl. (Rurutu, Raivavae, Tubuai), Hawaii (Midway Isl., Pearl and Hermes Reef, Lanai, French Frigate Shoals, Nihoa, Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Hawaii Isl.), Gilbert Isl. (Butaritari, Tarawa, Marakei, Nonouti, Onotoa), Marcus Isl., Marshall Isl. (Eniwetok, Bikini, Rongelap, Taka, Ujae, Kwajalein, Majuro, Arno, Jaluit), Micronesia (Yap, Ulithi, Ifaluk, Namonuito, Kapingamarangi, Pohnpei, Mokil), Northern Marianas (Agrihan, Pagan, Alamagan, Sarigan, Anatahan), Palau Isl. (Angaur, Tobi), Southern Marianas (Saipan, Tinian, Aguijan, Rota, Guam), Wake Isl., Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan), USA (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming), Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Argentina (Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chaco, Chubut, Cordoba, Corrientes, Entre Rios, Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Salta, Santiago del Estero, Santa Fe, San Juan, San Luis, Tucuman), Brazil (Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina), Chile (Tarapaca, Atacama, Valparaiso, O’Higgins, Maule, Araucania, Los Lagos, Desventuradas Isl., Juan Fdz. Isl., Reg. Metropolitana), Paraguay (Alto Paraguay, Pres. Hayes), Uruguay (Cerro Largo, Montevideo, Soriano), Venezuela (Amazonas, Anzoategui, Apure, Aragua, Barinas, Bolivar, Carabobo, Cojedes, Delta Amacuro, Dependencias Federales, Distrito Federal, Falcon, Guarico, Lara, Merida, Miranda, Monagas, Nueva Esparta, Sucre, Tachira, Trujillo, Zulia), N-Brazil (Roraima, Amapa, Para, Amazonas, Tocantins, Acre, Rondonia), NE-Brazil (Maranhao, Piaui, Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Bahia, Alagoas, Sergipe), WC-Brazil (Mato Grosso, Goias, Distrito Federal, Mato Grosso do Sul), SE-Brazil (Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro), Belize, Bolivia (Beni, Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, Oruro, Pando, Potos, Santa Cruz, Tarija), Galapagos Isl., Ecuador, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Isl., Cayman Isl., Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Virgin Isl. (Anegada, Jost van Dyke, Guana, St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, Tortola, Virgin Gorda), Lesser Antilles (Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Martinique, Montserrat, Saba, St. Barthelemy, St. Lucia, St. Martin, St. Vincent), Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Isla Margarita, Tobago, Trinidad, Revillagigedos Isl. (Isla Socorro), Mexico (Aguascalientes, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Ciudad de Mexico, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Yucatan, Zacatecas), Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Colombia (Amazonas, Antioquia, Bolvar, Caquet, Casanare, Choc, Crdoba, Cundinamarca, Guaina, Guaviare, La Guajira, Magdalena, Meta, Nario, Putumayo, San Andrs, Providencia y Santa Catalina, Tolima, Valle), Clipperton Isl., Ascension Isl. as per Catalogue of life)

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(USA (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas), Bahamas, Cayman Isl., Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Virgin Isl. (Guana, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Tortola), Lesser Antilles (Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Marie Galante, Martinique, Saba, St. Lucia, St. Vincent), Tobago, Trinidad, Mexico (Aguascalientes, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Colima, Ciudad de Mexico, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan, Zacatecas), Costa Rica, Peru, Nicaragua, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Peru, Revillagigedos Isl. (Isla Socorro), Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana, Ecuador, Bolivia (Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz, Santa Cruz, Tarija), Venezuela (Amazonas, Anzoategui, Aragua, Bolivar, Carabobo, Delta Amacuro, Dependencias Federales, Guarico, Merida, Monagas, Nueva Esparta, Sucre, Tachira, Zulia), N-Brazil (Para, Amazonas, Tocantins), NE-Brazil (Bahia), WC-Brazil (Mato Grosso, Goias, Mato Grosso do Sul), Colombia (Antioquia, Atlntico, Bolvar, Cundinamarca, Guaina, La Guajira, Magdalena, Nario, San Andrs, Providencia y Santa Catalina, Tolima, Valle, Vaups, Vichada), South Africa (Limpopo, North-West Prov., Gauteng), Botswana, Rodrigues, Saudi Arabia (NE-Saudi Arabia), Jammu & Kashmir (I) (Jammu (I)), China (Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Yunnan), Taiwan, Ryukyu Isl., peninsular Malaysia (Selangor, Johor, Perak, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang), Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, Philippines, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Lesser Sunda Isl., Moluccas, Bhutan, Myanmar [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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Portulaca pilosa var. tuberosa (Roxb.) V.V.Sivarajan (India (Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Sri Lanka, Laccadives, Java, Pakistan (Sind, Karachi), Maldives, Ashmoore Reef, Christmas Isl. (Austr.) as per Catalogue of life)

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Portulaca quadrifida L. (Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria, Togo, Central African Republic, D.R.Congo (Zaire), Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo (Brazzaville), D.R.Congo (Zaire), Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia (I), South Africa (Limpopo, North-West Prov., Gauteng, Mpulamanga, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, N-Cape Prov., E-Cape Prov.), Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Mauritius, La Runion, Rodrigues, Socotra, Comores (Mayotte, etc.), Saudi Arabia (Hejaz, Asir), Oman (Mascat & Oman), Qatar, Yemen (Aden Desert, N-Inner Yemen, SW-Yemen, Tihama, W-Yemen), Bahrain, Pakistan (Karachi, Sind, N.W.Frontier Prov., Peshawar, Pakistani Punjab), Taiwan, China (Guangdong, Hainan, Yunnan), Ryukyu Isl., peninsular Malaysia (Perak, Melaka), Singapore (I), Myanmar [Burma], Vietnam, Nepal, Sumatra, Java, India (Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Sri Lanka, Lesser Sunda Isl., Borneo, Sulawesi, Philippines (Batan, Luzon), Moluccas, New Guinea, Solomons, Andamans (South Andamans), Lakshadweep Isl. (Laccadives), Maldives, Bangladesh, Micronesia (Yap), Southern Marianas (Guam), Tonga (Tongatapu, Vava’u), Western Samoa (Upolu, Savaii), New Caledonia, American Samoa (Ta’u, Tutuila), Fiji, Gilbert Isl., Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Virgin Isl. (Anegada, St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, Tortola, Virgin Gorda), Lesser Antilles (Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Grenadines, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, St. Lucia), Guyana as per Catalogue of life)
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(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)

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Portulaca wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn. (Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, N-Tanzania, India (Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka, South Africa (Limpopo), Namibia, S-Zimbabwe as per Catalogue of Life)
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BSI Flora of India with details & keys (Volume 3- 1993) (Distribution):
Portulaca grandiflora Hook. (India: Cultivated widely as an ornamental and occasionally occurs as an escape; Native of tropical America)
Portulaca oleracea L.  var. linearifolia Sivarajan & Manilal (India: Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Orissa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu)
  var. oleracea (India: A weed in waste places, seashores and waysides, throughout; Pantropical)
Portulaca pilosa L. (India: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala; Native of tropical America, now pantropical)
Portulaca quadrifida L. (India: Ruderal, also in moist grasslands. Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Pantropical (except Australia and Pacific, east of Samoa))
Portulaca tuberosa Roxb. (India: On rocky laterite soils and sandy coasts. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep Islands; Pantropical)
Portulaca wightiana Wallich ex Wight & Arn. (India: Common along sandy coasts. Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu; Sri Lanka)


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The complete account of Portulaca species in India is available in the following document-Rao, M.K.V. 1993. Portulacaceae.
In: Sharma, B.D., Sanjappa, M. and Balakrishnan, N.P. (eds.) Flora of India. Vol-3.
Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta, Pp.1-10.
This document (Rao, 1993) provides generic description, keys for identification, description of species, flowering and fruiting season and
distribution.
As per this information following species are found in India-
1- Portulaca grandiflora Hook.
2- P. oleracea L. (var. linearifolia; var. oleracea)
3- P. pilosa L.
4- P. quadrifida L.
5- P. tuberosa Roxb. [Unresolved name]
6- P. wightiana Wallich ex Wight & Arn.

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Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name English name
Portlandia grandiflora L.  Subshrub Cultivated,
Native of Tropical America
Sheeba J. Irwin,
1996
Chennai    
Portulaca oleracea L. var. linearifolia Sivarajan &
Manilal 
Prostrate
Herb
Plains,
Moist Localities
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Virudhunagar
   
Portulaca oleracea L. var. oleracea Prostrate
Herb
Plains,
Moist Localities
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts
Kari
keerai, Parupu keerai, Puli keerai, Pasalai
Common
Purslane, Verdolaga, Pigweed, Little Hogweed, Pusley
Portulaca pilosa L.
subsp. pilosa 
Herb Plains,
Sandy Localities, Native of Tropical America, Naturalized
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Cuddalore, Kancheepuram, Ramanathapuram, Thanjavur, Thiruvallur, Tirunelveli,
Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Viluppuram
  Pigweed
Portulaca pilosa L.
subsp. pilosa var. tuberosa (Roxb.) Sivar. (syn. of Portulaca tuberosa Roxb.)
Herb Plains,
Moist Localities
Matthew,
1999
All
districts
   
Portulaca pilosa subsp. grandiflora (Hook.f.) Geesink is a synonym of Portulaca grandiflora Hook. Herb Plains
to Mid Altitude, Cultivated, Native of Tropical America
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts
   
Portulaca quadrifida L. Annual
Herb
Moist
Localities
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts
Siru
pasalai keerai
chickenweed
Portulaca wightiana Wall ex Wight & Arn. Herb Plains,
Rocky and Sandy Areas
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Cuddalore,
Kancheepuram, Ramanathapuram, Thiruvallur, Tiruchchirappalli, Tirunelveli,
Viluppuram
   

 


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Species with description & pictures in Flowers of India as on 5.3.14: 

Botanical name Family Common name
Portulaca grandiflora Portulacaceae Moss Rose
Portulaca oleracea Portulacaceae Purslane
Portulaca pilosa Portulacaceae Kiss Me Quick
Portulaca quadrifida Portulacaceae Chicken Weed
Portulaca spp. Portulacaceae Portulaca All Aglow
Portulaca umbraticola (Cultivated) Portulacaceae Wingpod Purslane

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Species with description & keys in Flora of Pakistan (Distribution):
Portulaca grandiflora Hook. (A native of South America, commonly grown in gardens)
Portulaca oleracea Linn. (A cosmopolitan weed in cultivated fields and waste moist places. Probably native of South-West parts of United States and now widely distributed in warm temperate, tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world)
Portulaca pilosa Linn. (Cuba, West Indies, Puerto Rico, Flordia, Mexico, Guatemala, Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguaya, Rio de Janiero, West Pakistan)
Portulaca quadrifida Linn. (Dry waste places. West Pakistan, India, tropical Africa and Asia)
Portulaca tuberosa Roxb. (Confined to Sind in West Pakistan; Srilanka (Ceylon), Bihar and Western Peninsular India)


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Some species found in India with description & keys from Flora of China (Distribution other than China):
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus [tropical and temperate regions worldwide].
Portulaca pilosa Linnaeus [Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam; Africa, America].
Portulaca quadrifida Linnaeus [probably native to Africa, now pantropical].


Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details-
Portulaca grandiflora

Vegetables edited by G. J. H. Grubben (2004)- great details-

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Mansfeld’s Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: (Except … edited by Peter Hanelt, Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (2001)- details-
Portulaca oleracea
Portulaca quadrifida


Portulaca quadrifida
Portulaca suffruticosa Thwaites is a synonym of Portulaca oleracea L.

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Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- Details-

An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details with keys
Portulaca suffruticosa Thwaites is a synonym of Portulaca oleracea L.

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Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details-
Portulaca oleracea

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Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D. Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2002)- Details with keys
Portulaca : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Portulaca

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

Thanks to …  for providing the complete list. as at the top.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


Further updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Portulaca (Pl. click).


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Portulaca‎- comparative images : 1 post by 1 author.

Pl. go throughPortulaca ‎(Portulacaceae) page with comparative images of species in efloraofindia. On clicking the link of species, one can check the complete details.

May I request you to pl. go through & point out mistakes, if any. I hope this will aid in identifications in future. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.

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