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Common name

English: Shoreline seapurslane

Mandarin: 海马齿 (hai ma chi)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Caryophyllales (120)

        Family: Aizoaceae (9)(family description)

          Genus: Sesuvium (1)

            Epithet: portulacastrum (L.) L. (2)

Synonym: Portulaca portulacastrum L.

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

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Sesuvium portulacastrum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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