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Taxon: Portulaca grandiflora Hook.

Genus: Portulaca
Family: Portulacaceae
Nomen number: 29451
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. 56: t. 2885. 1829
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 14-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • eleven-o'clock  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • Mexican-rose  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • moss-rose  (Source: Glea Cron) - English
  • rose-moss  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • sunplant  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • pourpier à grandes fleurs  (Source: Zander ed17) - French
  • Portulakröschen  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • matsu-ba-botan  (Source: F Okin) - Japanese Rōmaji
  • onze-horas  (Source: F SCatarin) - Portuguese
  • praktportlak  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish
  • chaesonghwa  (Source: F Korea) - Transcribed Korean

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Paraguay (s.?), Uruguay

    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)


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  2. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). URL: http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/BSBI/taxonsearch.php
  3. Burkart, A. E., ed. Flora ilustrada de Entre Rios. 1969-
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. Flora of North America. 1993- URL: http://floranorthamerica.org/
  6. Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. Flora of the Guianas. 1986-
  7. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. 1963
  8. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992
  9. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994
  10. Lee, Y. N. Flora of Korea. 1997
  11. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. Hortus third. 1976
  12. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 Note: American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, MD
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). URL: http://www.plantnames.unimelb.edu.au/Sorting/Frontpage.html
  14. Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. 1965-
  15. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952-
  16. Vásquez M., R. et al. 2002. Adiciones a la Flora Peruana: especies nuevas, nuevos registros y estados taxonómicos de las Angiospermas para el Perú. Arnaldoa 9(2):92.
  17. Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. 1976
  18. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74. 1996, 1999
  19. Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961

Check other web resources for Portulaca grandiflora Hook. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: http://wgb.cimmyt.org/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=29451. Accessed 10 August 2020.