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  1. Family: Didiereaceae Radlk.
    1. Portulacaria Jacq.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is NW. Kenya, Angola and S. Mozambique to S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Portulacaceae, Sylvia M. Phillips. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

    Corolla
    Petals 4–5, connate at base
    Stamens
    Stamens 4–7, adherent to the petals, sometimes aborted
    Pistil
    Ovary superior with a single basal ovule, style very short, stigma 3-lobed
    Fruits
    Fruit indehiscent, thin-walled, 3-angled or 3-winged.
    Habit
    Succulent, soft-wooded shrubs or small trees with stout branches
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, decussate, fleshy, obovate
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary on the upper branches or along a single tall terminal stem; flowers in dense fascicles, pedicellate, each subtended by a small scale-like bract
    Calyx
    Sepals 2, broadly ovate, persistent

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

    Introduced into:

    Sicilia

    Accepted Species

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Portulacaria Jacq. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Collectanea 1: 160 (1787)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Leistner, Seed Pl. S. Afr.: fam. & gen.: 495 (2000)
    • Marloth, Fl. S. Afr. 1: 209, t. 55a (1913)
    • Coll. Bot. 1: 160, t. 22 (1786)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0