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Portulaca grandiflora Hook.
Family Portulacaceae
Portulaca grandiflora Hook. APNI*

Description: Herb with stems to 20 cm long.

Axillary hairs conspicuous, usually > 5 mm long.

Leaves linear, terete, 10–20 mm long. Flowers in 1–4-flowered heads. Petals 15–20 mm long, yellow. Stamens usually > 30. Capsules and seeds not seen.


Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Often cultivated as an ornamental; rarely fully naturalized. Native of S Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC
AVH map***

Text by J. G. West
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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