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  Portulaca umbraticola cultivar
  Family Name : Portulacaceae

  Common Names : Wing-pod Purslane

  Chinese Name : 环翅马齿苋

Wing-pod Purslane
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Herbaceous Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
  • Biogeography
    • Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a small prostrate herbaceous plant with succulent leaves and big showy flowers.
      Foliage: Its leaves are flat and succulent, ovate to oblong.
      Stems: Its stems are reddish.
      Flowers: Flowers are large and showy, about 3 cm across and come in various colors depending on the cultivar. The flowers of Portulaca umbraticola are similar to Portulaca grandiflora. But the two species can be easily differentiated by the leaves - the former has flat leaves while the latter has needle-like leaves. 
      Fruits: Its mature fruit are dried capsules, enclosing lots of tiny black seeds. The capsule of Portulaca umbraticola is surrounded by a membranous ring.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Edible Plant Parts (Edible Leaves)
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Shallow Media (8 -10cm)
      Landscape Uses :
      Green Roof, Flowerbed / Border, Container Planting, Hanging Basket
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water, Little Water
      Propagation Method :
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Pink, Red, Yellow / Golden
      Flowering Period :
      Flowering Opening Time :
      Flower Lifespan On Plant :
      1 Day
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Seed Colour(s) :
The information given on this website has been compiled from reference works on medicinal plants and/or pron only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Reliance on this information is strictly at your own risk. You should always consult your physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.

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