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Taxon: Portulaca oleracea L.

 
Genus: Portulaca
Family: Portulacaceae
Nomen number: 29453
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:445. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 12-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 34 (4 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder
  • Human food:
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:

    Naturalized (widely natzd. weed)

    Other (origin unknown)

References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85
  4. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  5. CalFlora Database Project. CalFlora: a botanical resource for California on the internet (on-line resource).
  6. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. 1974. The CIBA-GEIGY Weed Tables
  7. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1948-1976. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials.
  8. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 92.
  9. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  10. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  11. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Portulaca+oleracea&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  12. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. 1986-. Flora of the Guianas.
  13. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  14. Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds
  15. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  16. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  17. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. Note: with seven subspecies
  18. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada.
  19. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia
  20. Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  21. Liogier, H. A. 1984-. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  22. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  23. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  24. Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:119.
  25. Natural Products Research Institute, Seoul National University. 1998. Medicinal plants in the Republic of Korea. WHO Regional Publications Western Pacific Series No. 21. URL: http://www.wpro.who.int/internet/files/pub/97/223.pdf target='_blank'
  26. Norton, J. et al. 2009. Illustrated checklist of the flora of Qatar.
  27. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  28. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  29. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  30. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  31. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 8:227-229.
  32. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  33. Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). URL: http://www.conabio.gob.mx/malezasdemexico/portulacaceae/portulaca-oleracea/fichas/pagina1.htm target='_blank'
  34. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  35. Yi, B.-Y. 2013. pers. comm. via e-mail on 9 Jul. Note: re. Korean common name
  36. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Portulaca oleracea L. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=29453. Accessed 17 October 2019.