Portulaca umbraticola

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Portulaca umbraticola Kunth
  • Common Name : Wingpod Purslane, Crownpod Purslane
  • Plant Family : Portulacaceae
  • Plant Form : Succulents
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 20

About Portulaca umbraticola Plant :

  • Habit : An herbaceous, prostrate, spreading perennial or annual.
  • Leaves : Flat, succulent.
  • Flowers : Flowers are available in wide range of colours like pink, red, violet, yellow, orange, white.
  • Fruit : Dehiscent, dry capsules.
  • Significance :
    • It is generally grown as an ornamental plant.
    • Leaves and stem may be eaten raw as salads.