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3. Portulaca insularis Hosokawa, Trans. Nat. Hist. Soc. Formos. 22: 229. 1932.

小琉球马齿苋 xiao liu qiu ma chi xian

Herbs. Stems not articulated, ascending, diffuse, much branched, glabrous; leaf axils pilose. Leaves alternate; petiole very short, poorly defined; leaf blade obovate-orbicular or elliptic-obovate, 3-7 × 1-3 mm, base attenuate, apex obtuse. Flowers solitary, sometimes axillary, densely pilose at base. Sepals oblong-deltate, ca. 3 mm, membranous. Petals 5, red, subcuneate-oblong, ca. 4 mm, apex ± retuse. Stamens 10. Stigma 3-lobed. Capsule subglobose, ca. 2.5 mm. Seeds minute.

* S Taiwan (Liuqiu Yu).

This species was treated as a synonym of Portulaca pilosa in Fl. Taiwan, ed. 2; however, in our view it is a good species.


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