Kurt Dinter, 1923
Ethiopia, India, Kenya, N+C Namibia, Somalia, NE South
Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, S Zimbabwe
be: Portulaca wightiana, Wall. ex Wight & Arn.,
Portulaca usambarensis, Poelln.
This member of the Portulacaceae
family was described by Moritz
Kurt Dinter in 1923.
It is found in Ethiopia, India, Kenya, north and central Namibia,
Somalia, north-east South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and southern
Zimbabwe. It will get swollen roots, up to five centimetres
in diameter. The branches will get 30 cm. The flowers are yellow.
The genera name from Latin
portula; 'small door' for the fruits, which open with a small
lit. The species name means 'hilly; grows on hills'.
An other species: Portulaca
cardenasiana, D. Legrand. Bolivia. Red flowers.