Portulaca umbraticola

Portulaca umbraticola, also known as the wingpod purslane, is a perennial succulent in the genus of flowering plants Portulaca.

Portulaca umbraticola
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Portulaca
Species:
P. umbraticola
Binomial name
Portulaca umbraticola
Kunth

DescriptionEdit

Although this species can be easily mistaken for P. oleracea, its foliage tends to be much smaller and wider than that of other species. Flower colours range from yellow, pink, orange and blue and the stems, leaves, flowers and roots are edible. Plants grow up to 25 cm tall.[1][2]

SubspeciesEdit

Three subspecies are recognized: P. u. coronata, P. u. lanceolata, and the nominate P. u. umbraticola.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Portulaca umbraticola – Wingpod Purslane". World of Succulents.
  2. ^ "Wingpod Purslane". Flowers of India.
  3. ^ "Oldstyle id: 1f0d33f376bcd26fb31556adefb1c48e". Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.