Portulaca rhodesiana R.A. Dyer & E.A. Bruce

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Portulaca rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Portulaca rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Portulaca rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Portulaca rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Portulaca rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Portulaca rhodesiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Short-lived annual succulent herb. Leaves and stems pink to reddish-brown. Leaves swollen, suborbicular, up to 4 mm. Flowers solitary terminal, bright pink.
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Derivation of specific name: rhodesiana: of Rhodesia (Zimbabwe, or sometimes Zambia)
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from the Central Watershed of Zimbabwe from Matobo to Harare and east to Juliasdale.
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 182.

Linley, K. & Baker, B. (1972). Flowers of the Veld Bundu Series Longman Zimbabwe Page 32.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 144.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 68.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 94.

Wild, H. (1961). Portulacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 365 - 367. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Portulaca rhodesiana.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123230, retrieved 18 January 2020

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