Portulacaria afra

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Portulacaria afra Jacq.
  • Common Name : The Purslane Tree
  • Plant Family : Portulacaceae
  • Plant Form : Succulents
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park

About Portulacaria afra Plant :

  • Habit : A small bush with the appearance of a miniature tree.
  • Stem : Thick stem and drooping branches.
  • Leaves : Small, wedge-shaped or circular, succulent opposite leaves.
  • Flowers : Pink
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : November
  • Significance : Found in the gardens.