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Taxon: Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L.

 
Genus: Sesuvium
Family: Aizoaceae
Tribe: Sesuvieae
Nomen number: 33794
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1058. 1759
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/586977
Name Verified on: 21-Dec-2017 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • sea-purslane  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • shoreline sea-purslane  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • pourpier de mer  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Meerportulak  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • beldroega-da-praia  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • cencilla  (Source: F NAmer) - Spanish
  • hai ma chi  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; revegetator (for salty areas in United Arab Emirates fide H. E. K. Hartmann, pers. comm. 2011) revegetator (for salty areas in United Arab Emirates fide H. E. K. Hartmann, pers. comm. 2011)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde, Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Morocco
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Somalia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Mozambique
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Namibia

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Fujian Sheng, Guangdong Sheng, Hainan Sheng]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory]

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja, Sonora]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Nayarit, Oaxaca, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United States [Guam]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Santa Catarina]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador, [Galápagos, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Manabí] Peru [Arequipa, Ica, La Libertad, Lima, Piura, Tacna, Tumbes]
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, [Buenos Aires, Chaco, Córdoba, Corrientes, Entre Ríos, Formosa, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Río Negro, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Tucumán] Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Europe
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: Portugal

    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Pennsylvania]


References:

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Check other web resources for Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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:

  • Fruit: 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=33794. Accessed 16 September 2019.