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Common name

English: Desert Horsepurslane, Horse Purslane

Mandarin: 假海马齿 (jia hai ma chi)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Caryophyllales (121)

        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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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