Talinum portulacifolium (Forssk.) Asch. ex Schweinf., Bull. Herb. Boissier 4(App. 2): 172 1896. (Syn: Claytonia cuneifolia (Willd.) Kuntze; Ketumbulia splendida Ehrenb. ex v. Poelln.; Orygia portulacifolia Forssk.; Portulaca cuneifolia Vahl; Talinum cuneifolium Willd.; Talinum genense Klotzsch ex v. Poelln.; Talinum indicum Wight & Arn.);
Sudan, South Sudan, Senegal, Togo, Benin, ?Nigeria, Congo (Brazzaville),
D.R.Congo (Zaire), Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Gabon, Central African
Republic, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, ?Burundi, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi,
Mozambique, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa (Limpopo, Mpulamanga), Botswana,
Nepal, India,
Saudi Arabia (Asir), Yemen (Aden Desert, Tihama, W-Yemen),
Socotra, Oman, Burma
as per Catalogue of Life;
Talinum triangulare is sometimes confused with Talinum portulacifolium, but the latter differs by its paniculate inflorescence with terete axis, sepals not prominently veined and smooth seeds as per Prota4U (Talinum triangulare (Jacq.) Willd. syn. of Talinum fruticosum (L.) Juss.)
Talinum portulacifolium is sometimes confused with Talinum triangulare, which is also used as a vegetable. The latter species differs in its pink flowers arranged in cymes on triangular stalks, sepals prominently 3-veined and tuberculate seeds as per Prota4U (Talinum portulacifolium)




For id from Jabalpur-MP NS August 01 : 8 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
This herb was recorded from JNKVV, Jabalpur..
Please help to identify..One very close input received on facebook by … lead me to Talinum paniculatum..
Please give your views!!

Thanks, … We have only Talinum fruticosum & Talinum portulacifolium so far in efi.

Is it cultivated ? as only these two species are found otherwise as per details at Talinum
3rd species Talinum paniculatum (Jacq.) Gaertn. is stated to be cultivated in India.

Yes …, It may be considered as cultivated as it was recorded from a Herbal Garden at Jabalpur, though neglected as an allien..!! 

I think it should be Talinum portulacifolium as per keys and details herein.



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