1. Family: Portulacaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Portulaca L.
      1. Portulaca ciferrii Chiov.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to SE. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

    Portulacaceae, Sylvia M. Phillips. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

    Habit
    Perennial herb, stems ± prostrate, to 10 cm long, not thickened at base.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate; blade oblong-lanceolate, 9–16 mm long, 3 mm wide, upper surface ± flat, tip mucronate; axils with dense tuft of short white wool, no scales. Involucral leaves shorter than stem leaves.
    Flowers
    Sepals 6.5–7.5 mm long, ± 7 mm wide, rounded, thin; petals bright yellow flushed with red outside, obovate, 15–16 mm long, tip rounded or subacute; stamens ± 30, ± 5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Capsule 2.5 mm diameter, lid ± cylindrical, 1.6 mm high, ± yellow; seeds 0.65–0.7 mm long, iridescent black, testa cells slightly domed with ± straight margins.
    Habitat
    Sand patches on coral rag pavement with Panicum pinifolium, Scaevola & Pemphis; altitude ± 5 m
    Distribution
    K7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia

    Portulaca ciferrii Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Atti Ist. Bot. "Giovani Briosi", ser. 4, 7: 122 (1936)

    Accepted by

    • Phillips, S.M. (2002). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Portulacaceae: 1-40.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • M.G. Gilbert in Fl. Somalia 1: 124, t. 2/c (1993).
    • Chiov. in Atti Ist. Bot. Univ. Pavia, ser. 4, 7: 122, t. 3 (1936).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0