Portulaca oleracea

Family:PORTULACACEAE
Species:Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
Common Name:Common Purslane; Garden Purslane; Little Hogweed
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Annual
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:POOL
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native, FACU (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyPORTULACACEAE - Purslane family
Genus Portulaca
Species Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus - Common Purslane; Garden Purslane; Little Hogweed

Citation

Citation PORTULACA OLERACEA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 445. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data, Loefling s.n. (lectotype: LINN 625.1). Lectotypified by Geesink, Blumea 17: 292. 1969.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Portulaca fosbergii Portulaca fosbergii Poellnitz, Occas. Pap. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Mus. 9: 13. 1936. AUSTRAL ISLANDS: Rurutu: Without data, Fosberg 11976 (holotype: BISH).
Portulaca fosbergii var. major Portulaca fosbergii Poellnitz, var. major Poellnitz, Occas. Pap. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Mus. 9: 4. 1936. AUSTRAL ISLANDS: Tubuai: Without data, St. John & Fosberg 16292 (holotype: BISH).
Portulaca hortensis Portulaca hortensis Ruprecht, Fl. Ingr. 388. 1860, nom. illegit.Portulaca officinarum Crantz 1766. 
Portulaca latifolia Portulaca latifolia Hornemann, Hort. Bot. Hafn. 491. 1815.  
Portulaca marginata Portulaca marginata Kunth, in Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 6: 72. 1823. VENEZUELA: Distrito Federal: Prope Caracas,
Portulaca neglecta Portulaca neglecta Mackenzie & Bush, Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 12: 81. 1902. MISSOURI: Jackson Co.: Courtney, 24 Aug 1900, Bush 1148 (holotype: MO).:
Portulaca officinarum Portulaca officinarum Crantz, Inst. Rei Herb. 2: 428. 1766.  
Portulaca oleracea subsp. granulatostellulata Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, subsp. granulatostellulata (Poellnitz) Danin & H. Baker, in Danin et al., Israel J. Bot. 27: 189. 1979 ("1978").Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, var. granulatostellulata Poellnitz 1936. 
Portulaca oleracea subsp. nicaraguensis Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, subsp. nicaraguensis Danin & H. Baker, in Danin et al., Israel J. Bot. 27: 186. 1979 ("1978"). NICARAGUA: La Calera, 5 km NE of El Mercedes (Managua airport), 2 Sep 1977 (seed), 26 Apr 1978 (cult. at Berkeley), Danin s.n. (holotype: UC; isotypes: MO, US).
Portulaca oleracea subsp. nitida Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, subsp. nitida Danin & H. Baker, in Danin et al., Israel J. Bot. 27: 194. 1979 ("1978"). NORTH CAROLINA: Henderson Co.: Without locality, 29 Aug 1940, McVaugh 5418 (holotype: UC).
Portulaca oleracea subsp. papillatostellulata Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, subsp. papillatostellulata Danin & H. Baker, in Danin et al., Israel J. Bot. 27: 200. 1979 ("1978"). CALIFORNIA: Riverside Co.: Palm Springs, 26 Dec 1977 (seeds), 15 May 1978 (cult. at Berkeley), Danin s.n. (holotype: UC; isotype: MO).
Portulaca oleracea subsp. sativa Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, subsp. sativa (de Candolle) Celakovsky, Prodr. Fl. Boehmen 484. 1875.Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, var. sativa de Candolle 1828; Portulaca sativa Haworth 1803, nom. illegit.; Portulaca officinarum Crantz 1766. 
Portulaca oleracea subsp. stellata Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, subsp. stellata Danin & H. G. Baker, in Danin et al., Israel J. Bot. 27: 198, f. 28-29. 1979 ("1978"). IDAHO: Kootenai Co.: Coeur d'Alene Lake, 17 Aug 1895, Leiberg 1545 (holotype: UC; isotypes: GH, MO, NY, US).
Portulaca oleracea subsp. sylvestris Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, subsp. sylvestris Thellung, Fl. Adv. Montpellier 222. 1912, nom. inadmiss.Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, var. sylvestris de Candolle 1828, nom. inadmiss.; Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus 1753 
Portulaca oleracea var. gracilescens Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, var. gracilescens Domin, Biblioth. Bot. 22: 650. 1925. AUSTRALIA: Queensland:
Portulaca oleracea var. granulatostellulata Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, var. granulatostellulata Poellnitz, Occas. Pap. Bernice Pauahi Bishop Mus. 9: 5. 1936. HAWAII: Molokai:
Portulaca oleracea var. macrantha Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, var. macrantha Eggers, Fl. St. Croix 27. 1879. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Portulaca oleracea var. micrantha Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, var. micrantha Eggers, Fl. St. Croix 27. 1879. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Portulaca oleracea var. parvifolia Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, var. parvifolia (Haworth) Grisebach, Fl. Brit. W.I. 57. 1859; 707. 1864.Portulaca parvifolia Haworth 1812. 
Portulaca oleracea var. sativa Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, var. sativa de Candolle, Prodr. 3: 353. 1828.Portulaca sativa Haworth 1803, nom. illegit.; Portulaca officinarum Crantz 1766. 
Portulaca oleracea var. sylvestris Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, var. sylvestris de Candolle, Prodr. 3: 353. 1828, nom. inadmiss.Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus 1753. 
Portulaca olitoria Portulaca olitoria Pallas, Reise Russ. Reich. 3: 594. 1776.  
Portulaca parvifolia Portulaca parvifolia Haworth, Syn. Pl. Succ. 122. 1812. JAMAICA
Portulaca retusa Portulaca retusa Engelmann, Boston J. Nat. Hist. 6: 154. 1850. TEXAS: Llano, cult. at St. Louis, Aug 1849, Engelmann s.n. (holotype: MO).
Portulaca sativa Portulaca sativa Haworth, Misc. Nat. 136. 1803, nom. illegit.Portulaca officinarum Crantz 1766. 
Portulaca suffruticosa Portulaca suffruticosa Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 24. 1858.  
Portulaca sylvestris Portulaca sylvestris Montandon, Syn. Fl. Jura Sept. 109. 1856, nom. illegit.Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus, var. sylvestris de Candolle 1828, nom. inadmiss.; Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus 1753. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Geneva, Henry, Jackson, Lawrence, Limestone, Marengo, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Pike, Talladega

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1965 - 1965

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
AUA_ACC046580 Conecuh 16 AUG 1987 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
3502
AUA
PORTULACA OLERACEA L.
UNA00033484 Mobile 01 Jun 1965 Deramus, Rebecca
D495
UNA
Portulaca oleracea L.
UNA00059097 Calhoun 15 May 2002 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11290
UNA
Portulaca oleracea L.
JSU139265 Marshall 13 Jul 1996 Spaulding, Daniel D.
9041
JSU
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
UNA00065697 Butler 19 Aug 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
16812
UNA
Portulaca oleracea L.
UWAL0038659 Lawrence 01 Sep 2018 England, J. Kevin
9429
UWAL
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
AUA000036900 Morgan 06 Sep 2015 ENGLAND, J. KEVIN
5731
AUA
PORTULACA OLERACEA L.
UNA00058558 Blount 24 May 1998 Keener, Brian R.
1290
UNA
Portulaca oleracea L.
JSU139266 Jackson 30 Jun 1996 Spaulding, Daniel D.
9018
JSU
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
UWAL0005934 Lawrence 01 Aug 2007 England, J. Kevin
0643
UWAL
Portulaca oleracea L.
UWAL0014184 Bullock 19 Jun 2012 Dykes, Bailee
0870
UWAL
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
TROY000030178 Lawrence 01 Aug 2007 England, J. Kevin
643
TROY
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
AUA_ACC059268 Elmore 19 SEP 2000 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
2000-99
AUA
PORTULACA OLERACEA L.
UWAL0009538 Marengo 28 Jun 2011 England, J. Kevin
2968
UWAL
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
AUA_ACC055983 Pike 16 OCT 1995 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
10052
AUA
PORTULACA OLERACEA L.
AUA_ACC048371 Henry 2 NOV 1980 BEARD, BEN
102
AUA
PORTULACA OLERACEA L.
JSU139264 Talladega 12 Jun 1996 Spaulding, Daniel D.
8971
JSU
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
TROY000008049 Pike 02 Oct 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15887
TROY
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
JSU129188 Limestone 27 Jun 1996 Whetstone, R. David
17901
JSU
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
JSU129186 Etowah 23 Jun 1994 Hodge, Lesley M.
2694
JSU
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
UNA00033479 Mobile 26 Aug 1965 Deramus, Rebecca
D732
UNA
Portulaca oleracea L.
TROY000022616 Montgomery 23 Jun 2008 Diamond, Alvin R.
19467
TROY
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
USAM000013200 Mobile 04 Jun 1974 LeLong, Michel G.
7796
USAM
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
UNA00033489 Mobile s.d. Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Portulaca oleracea L.
JSU129185 Calhoun 14 Oct 1994 Ballard, J. Mark
5322
JSU
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
UWAL0030024 Morgan 06 Sep 2015 England, J. Kevin
5731
UWAL
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
SAMF0003736 Marengo 28 Jun 2011 England, J. Kevin
2968
SAMF
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
JSU129187 Jackson 5 Aug 1994 Whetstone, R. David
s.n.
JSU
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
AUA_ACC065517 Pike 2 OCT 2005 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
15887
AUA
PORTULACA OLERACEA L.
TROY000041721 Marengo 28 Jun 2011 England, J. Kevin
2968
TROY
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
JSU129184 Calhoun 30 Jul 1986 Lawler, Carol L.
875
JSU
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
UNA00056705 Geneva 29 Jun 1998 MacDonald, John R.
11558
UNA
Portulaca oleracea L.
UWAL0048276 Covington 24 Oct 2013 Hansen, Curtis J.
5820
UWAL
Portulaca oleracea L.
TROY000008048 Crenshaw 10 Sep 2000 Diamond, Alvin R.
12134
TROY
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
AUA_ACC065523 Pike 2 OCT 2005 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
15887
AUA
PORTULACA OLERACEA L.
UWAL0005933 Crenshaw 04 Sep 2008 Diamond, A.R.
19894
UWAL
Portulaca oleracea L.
AUA_ACC033095 Dallas 3 AUG 1976 SESSLER, ANN H.
270
AUA
PORTULACA OLERACEA L.
AUA_ACC047223 Henry 23 OCT 1981 PATTERSON, MIKE
102
AUA
PORTULACA OLERACEA L.
TROY000008047 Butler 19 Aug 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
16812
TROY
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
TROY000038141 Bullock 19 Jun 2012 Dykes, Bailee
870
TROY
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
TROY000022325 Calhoun 15 May 2002 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11290
TROY
Portulaca oleracea Linnaeus
AUA_ACC057516 Mobile 15 AUG 1973 KRAL, ROBERT
51363
AUA
PORTULACA OLERACEA L.
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