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  Portulaca wightiana
 
  Family: PORTULACACEAE
  Citation:  Portulaca wightiana Wall. ex Wight & Arn., Prodr. 356. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 247. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 66(47). 1915; M.K.V. Rao in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 7. 1993; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 28. 1999.
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  Description: Branched diffuse stout herbs, stem concealed with scales and leaves; nodes with abundant scales, 5 mm, ovate-lanceolate, scarious. Leaves alternate, to 6 mm, elliptic, acute, puberulus. Flowers solitary, terminal subtended by involucral bracts. Capsule circumscissile, 3 mm, many seeded, minute, brown.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-October
  District(s): Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Creamy
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Athiyodai
   
 
   
 
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