Trianthema portulacastrum L. (Syn: Portulaca toston Blanco; Portulacastrum monogynum (L.) Medik.; Tetragonia chisimajensis Chiov.; Trianthema flexuosum Schumach.; Trianthema hydaspicum Edgew.; Trianthema littoralis Cordem.; Trianthema monogyna L.; Trianthema obcordata Roxb.; Trianthema procumbens Mill.)
 
China (Hainan, Guangdong), Taiwan, India (throughout), Bangladesh, Java (incl.
Madura Isl.), Philippines, Lesser Sunda Isl. (Sumbawa, Flores, Timor), Moluccas
(Ternate), S-New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, peninsular Malaysia
(scattered), Lakshadweep Isl. (Laccadives), Mauritius (I), La Runion (I),
Rodrigues (I), Egypt (Nile Delta, SE-Egypt), Iran (S-Iran), Israel (coastal
W-Israel, Rift Valley), Saudi Arabia (NE-Saudi Arabia, Asir), Yemen (Aden
Desert, SW-Yemen, Tihama, W-Yemen), Qatar (I), Cape Verde Isl. (Santo Antao
Isl., Ilha de Sao Nicolau, Sal Isl., Ilha de Maio, Ilha de Sao Tiago, Ilha
Brava), Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Senegal, Sudan, South Sudan, Gambia,
Guinea, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo
(Brazzaville), D.R.Congo (Zaire), Angola, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Tanzania,
Mozambique, South Africa (Mpulamanga), Somalia, Comores (Mayotte, etc.),
Madagascar, Bahamas, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Virgin Isl. (Guana,
St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, Tortola), Lesser Antilles (Antigua, Barbados,
Grenada, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Barthelemy, St. Lucia, St.
Martin), Trinidad, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Peru, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras,
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Formosa, Jujuy, Salta, Santiago del Estero, Tucuman), Paraguay (Alto Paraguay),
Panama, Venezuela (Anzoategui, Aragua, Carabobo, Delta Amacuro, Dependencias
Federales, Distrito Federal, Falcon, Guarico, Lara, Miranda, Nueva Esparta,
Sucre, Tachira, Trujillo, Yaracuy), NE-Brazil (Rio Grande do Norte, Pernambuco,
Bahia), Colombia (Antioquia, La Guajira), Mexico (Aguascalientes, Baja
California Norte, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila,
Colima, Ciudad de Mexico, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco,
Mexico State, Michoacan, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro,
Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz,
Yucatan, Zacatecas), Bolivia (Santa Cruz, Tarija), USA (Alabama, Arizona,
Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi,
Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia), Hawaii (I) (Oahu (I) (Honolulu
International Airport to Honolulu (I)), West Maui (I) (Launiupoko) (I)),
Australia (I) (Western Australia (I), Northern Territory (I), Queensland (I),
New South Wales (I))
as per Catalogue of life;
 
black pig weed, desert horse-purslane, giant pig weed, horse purslane; ‘Shwet Punarnava’ ‘श्‍वेत पुनर्नवा’ / ‘Pandhari Ghetuli’ ‘पांढरी घेटुळी’ in Marathi;
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (Description & KeysTrianthema portulacastrum & Trianthema triquetra)
Used as green vegetable in South India. The plant has many medicinal uses: used in the treatment of edema in the liver and spleen,uteralgia, and cough. The plant is lithotriptic for the kidney and bladder. In the Indian traditional medicine system, the plant is considered as a diuretic.

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ID request – 04072011PC3: Please identify the wildly growing annual prostrate herb that is flowering now
in Delhi.
Flowers are white and small (~0.5 cm across).

Trianthema portulacastrum
Family : Aizoaceae
I don’t know if this character is important or not.
From most of the images of this plant searched on net : Typically the leaf apex is folded in a peculiar way in most instances!


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June 2012 Pune. Please Id this wild herb 5-6 cms in height with white to pink flower 0.5 cms across. leaves 2.5 cms by 2 cms. The flower remained open for a short while till about 10.30 am.

?Succulent.


looks like Boerhavia sp.


Trienthema ???


Yes, This is Trianthema portulacastrum, a common weed of the sorghum crop, though a good fodder itself…


nice spotting a weed…
you need to do ev adjustment in your camera to -0.3 to – 0.7 ev to get the white/light pink flowers to show their characteristics…
look at the real color of this flower here at this url: http://www.fireflyforest.com/flowers/2483/trianthema-portulacastrum-desert-horsepurslane/


Trianthema portulacastrum L. (Aizoaceae)- Found wild in the field around my house.
Used as green vegetable in South India. The plant has many medicinal uses: used in the treatment of edema in the liver and spleen,uteralgia, and cough. The plant is lithotriptic for the kidney and bladder. In the Indian traditional medicine system, the plant is considered as a diuretic. It has significant hepatoprotective activity against paracetamol and thio-acetamide intoxication in rats. The present investigation is to determine the antioxidant activities of the plant extract in relation to paracetamol and thioacetamide intoxication in rats. Ref / Link for more info. http://www.ijp-online.com/article.asp?issn=0253-7613;year=2005;volume=37;issue=5;spage=331;epage=333;aulast=Kumar


I agree with you about the adjustment in the camera. But the problem is I do not know how to do it. I have 2 flash settings in the camera 1) Red eye correction On/Off 2)Red eye lamp On/off Is that what you are referring to . Which one of these should be on and which one off. There is nothing like ev adjustment that I find in this camera. I have read the manual too.


Some experimenting with the camera has produced better results. I could also see the flower opening and immediately an ant came foraging the flower. This happened within a minute. Attaching pictures of the same. enjoyed both the moments.

 

 


 

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030712 BRS389:

Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. request.
Location: Coimbatore, Near Air Port
Date: 01.07.2012
Habitat: Urban, Road side.

Habit: Herb.


Please check with Trianthema portulacastrum L.
Syn: Trianthema monogyna L.; Trianthema obcordata Roxb.

Family : Aizoaceae


Trianthema portulacastrum the weed called as saranai in tamil


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Trianthema portulacastrum Linn. ? from Hooghly 18/7/12 SK:

I thought it is also a Glinus sp., maybe Glinus lotoides. But more searches in the group tell me that it maybe a Trianthema portulacastrum Linn. as had been discussed in –
But my species is not Glinus lotoides, there is marked difference in carpel.
Species : Trianthema portulacastrum Linn. ???
Habit & Habitat : wild herb, very common on roadside during this monsoon time
Date : 10/7/12, 9.47 A.M.

Place : Hooghly


Yes, This is Trianthema portulcastrum, Aizoaceae.. a common weed with leaves having salty taste.. nice capture …


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SL 99 051213 : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Can you please ID this Boerhavia species. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Sep 2012.


Trianthema portulacastrum.


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I am posting these pictures after going through … post of the same.

A wild weed seen growing near flowing water in Muscat on 27/10/12.

Kindly confirm id.


as far as I know your plant is correctly named


Yes, this is Trianthema portulacastrum


The problem in this picture is 2 closely related plants are there. 1. Portulaca oleracea (obovate leaf), another is 2. Trianthema portulacastrum (broader leaves)


The first one you have mentioned, Portulaca oleracea is a very common herb.
It was the one with larger leaves that I was trying to validate.

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Succulent Weed for ID – Hyderabad – 09032014-NAW2 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6).

Kindly identify this prostrate succulent weed growing in my garden in Hyderabad. Photographed 9th March 2014. This succulent has white flowers, leaves with purple margin and hairy branches. Last picture has tape measure for scale.


Matches well with Trianthema portulacastrum


Yes i agree with …


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plant for id xiv : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).

Found in bangalore


Trianthema portulacastrum


Trianthema portulacastrum. A common weed in Mysore and Bangalore.


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plant for id xiv : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).

Found in bangalore
May


Trianthema portulacastrum


Trianthema portulacastrum. A common weed in Mysore and Bangalore.


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Herb For ID : Bangalore : 04MAY17 : AK-03 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

A small herb seen last week (4.5.17) near a lake.

Could be Trianthema portulacastrum of Aizoaceae?


Yes it is.


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Fwd: Photograph for Identification 170519TH1 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)- 2 mb each.
Please help me to identify this plant. The photo taken from Natore, Bangladesh on 15/5/2019

banalata sen-er natore?


now tell us. is it a herb>a shrub, ie perennial or what? habit photo and its habitat// surroundings


Trianthema portulacastrum

300719EPT1 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
For identification please.
Location : Chennai outskirts
Date : 31/07/2019
Elevation : 23 mts.
Habitat :Urban garden
Plant habit: Herb

Trianthema portulacastrum


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Pl id spreading plant with purple flower : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Please identify a spreading plant with purple flower location lonar, jalana February


Plant with large lesf is trianthemma monogyna. Flower is of scrophulariaceae member probably sopubia

The broad leaved herb is Trianthema portulacastrum, the blue flowered leaf is not clear, it may be Lindernia species.


There are two different plants in the photo. The plant with more leaves seems to be Zaleya sp. Z decandra or Z pentandra depending upon the number of stamens. We have to wait for the ID of plant with purple flower.


Purple colored flower is Stemodia viscosa; there are glandular hairs; other is Trianthema portulacastrum



SD053 plant ID : 2 images.

Found near Neemrana, Rajasthan. Clicked in late July


Trianthema portulacastrum


References:
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (Description & KeysTrianthema portulacastrum & Trianthema triquetra)

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