Portulaca pilosa

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Portulaca pilosa L.
  • Common Name : Pink Purslane, Kiss Me Quick, Chisme, Shaggy Portulaca
  • Plant Family : Portulacaceae
  • Plant Form : Succulents
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 13, 23
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Portulaca pilosa Plant :

  • Habit : A small, prostrate, fleshy, branching succulent herb.
  • Leaves : Alternate, succulent, generally more or less rounded, linear to oblanceolate.
  • Flowers : Flowers with 5 petals, deep pink.
  • Fruits : Seeds very tiny.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : May - July
  • Significance :
    • Found growing as a wild plant.
    • It is also known to be effective in preventing erosion.