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  Talinum portulacifolium
 
  Family: PORTULACACEAE
  Citation:  Talinum portulacifolium (Forssk.) Aschers & Schweinf, Weinf., Bull. Herb. Boiss. 4. App. 172. 1896; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 40. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 78. 1984; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 40. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 68. 1990; M.K.V. Rao in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 9. 1993; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 68. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 21. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 29. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 68. 2005; N.P. Balakr. in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 319. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 104. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 131. 2009. Orygia portulacifolia Forssk., Fl. Aeg.-Arab. 103. 1775. Portulaca cuneifolia Vahl, Symb. Bot. 1: 33. 1790. Talinum cuneifolium (Vahl) Willd., Sp. Pl. 2: 864.1799; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 247. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 66(48). 1915. Talinum indicum Wight & Arn., Prodr. 356. 1834.
  Malayalam Name(s): Badhalacheera, Vassalacheera, Sambarcheera
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  Description: Erect semi-succulent, glabrous herbs to 1 m tall; rootstock tuberous. Leaves subsessile, alternate, 4-8 x 1.5-3 cm, obovate or oblanceolate, base cuneate, apex obtuse or rounded. Inflorescence terminal, paniculate. Flowers 1.5-2 cm across; pedicels to 1.2 cm long; bracts 2-4 mm long, linear. Sepals 2, 4-6 x 2-3 mm, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate. Petals 5, pink, 8-10 x 4-5 mm, obovate. Stamens many; filaments unequal. Ovary c. 2 mm long, globose, 1-loculed; styles 3-armed. Capsules 4-6 mm across, globose. Seeds ovoid, black, striate.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-August
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Wastelands
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Champakkad, Seethathode, Mayithara, Mammode
   
 
   
 
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