Portulaca quadrifida

Portulaca quadrifida in Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

In grazed grassland-savanna near Mweiga, Nyeri County, Kenya. Dec 2015.

HERB: Low, mat-forming with succulent leaves and stems.

LEAVES: The opposite leaves are triangular to ovate, and are thickened, succulent. Long silvery hairs from the leaf stipules.

FLOWERS: The flowers show four bright yellow petals and many stamens.

RANGE: Widely distributed in tropical regions with origins uncertain.

FRUIT: Capsules with many seeds.


Portulaceae -- Purslane Family

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Kenya Natural History

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