Trianthema portulacastrum L.

Common name

English: Desert Horsepurslane, Horse Purslane

Mandarin: 假海马齿 (jia hai ma chi)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Caryophyllales (100)

        Family: Aizoaceae (9) (family description)

          Genus: Trianthema (1)

           Epithet: portulacastrum L. (2)

portulacastrum => epitheton by L. after purslane-like leaves

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink, white

External links

Check for Trianthema portulacastrum at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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