Portulaca grandiflora

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Portulaca grandiflora Hook.
  • Common Name : Office-Time Flower
  • Plant Family : Portulacaceae
  • Plant Form : Succulents
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 5, 16, 20, 22, 27-29
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Punit Van

About Portulaca grandiflora Plant :

  • Habit : A small, hairy, succulent herb.
  • Stem : Stem and branches slender.
  • Leaves : Inner, narrow, about 1-11/2 in long, hairy.
  • Flowers :
    • Opening only in the sunny mornings, red or of various colours, large.
    • Corolla of 5 petals, obovate, free.Stamens many.
    • Ovary 2-celled.
  • Fruits : A pyxidium
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : May - July
  • Significance : Cultivated in the gardens.