1. Family: Portulacaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Portulaca L.
      1. Portulaca peteri Poelln.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to NE. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Prostrate slender perennial; stems straggling, rooting and branching at the nodes; nodes with a conspicuous whorl of white woolly hairs up to 8 mm long.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, obovate, 9–13 mm long, 5–8 mm wide, very shortly petiolate, apex rounded, densely papillose.
    Inflorescences
    Flowers solitary at the stem tips, surrounded by an involucre of 4 leaves and a dense circlet of axillary hairs.
    Flowers
    Sepals ovate, 4–6 mm long; petals 4, yellow, 5–8 mm long; stamens 11–19; stigma 4-branched.
    Fruits
    Capsule dehiscing near the base, lid conical; seeds 1 mm long, grey or brownish-grey, testa cells shallowly convex, the margins somewhat sinuous.
    Habitat
    Dense shade under bushes in deciduous bushland and thicket; 30–950 m
    Distribution
    K3 K7 T3

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

    Portulaca peteri Poelln. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 48: 186 (1940)

    Accepted by

    • Phillips, S.M. (2002). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Portulacaceae: 1-40.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Phillips, S.M. (2002). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Portulacaceae: 1-40.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • M.G. Gilbert & S.M. Phillips in Kew Bulletin 55: 792, map 1 (2000).
    • Poelln. in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis 48: 186 (1940).

    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