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Portulaca oleracea (Portulacaceae)


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Presented here is summary information about the species Portulaca oleracea from the Global Compendium of Weeds, and citations of references to this species as a weed. Definitions of terms are available in the GCW introduction View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format. For further information--or to report corrections or concerns--contact webmaster@hear.org.


Synonyms/other Latin names:see GRIN ]

Status(es) (compiled for below "Data sources"): agricultural weed, casual alien, cultivation escape, environmental weed, garden thug, naturalised, noxious weed, weed [for definitions, see the GCW introduction View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format.]

Origin (native to where): [no info]



Data sources:

EXOTIC WEEDS AND ALIENS. An html page found on the UNDP sponsored Sustainable Development Networking Programme Website - India now being maintained by the ENVIS Secretariat, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, New Delhi.

Important Weed Species in Crops and Countries. Data stored from 59 developing countries and regularly updated. (Information gathered by R. Labrada) FAO Weed Management, Ricardo Labrada.

Important Weed Species in Crops and Countries. Data stored from 59 developing countries and regularly updated. (Information gathered from various FAO reports) Information kindly provided by Mrs Sermsiri Kongsaengdao Botany & Weed Science Division DOA Thailand. FAO Weed Management, Ricardo Labrada.

Important Weed Species in Crops and Countries. Data stored from 59 developing countries and regularly updated. (Information kindly provided by Dr A.E. Irmaileh) FAO Weed Management, Ricardo Labrada.

Important Weed Species in Crops and Countries. Data stored from 59 developing countries and regularly updated. (Information kindly provided by Mr Ahmet Uludag) FAO Weed Management, Ricardo Labrada.

Important Weed Species in Crops and Countries. Data stored from 59 developing countries and regularly updated. (Information kindly provided by Prof. Li Yan Hang) FAO Weed Management, Ricardo Labrada.

Important Weed Species in Crops and Countries. Data stored from 59 developing countries and regularly updated. (Information kindsly provided by Mr Mohammad Ali Baghestani Meybody) FAO Weed Management, Ricardo Labrada.

Important Weed Species in Crops and Countries. Data stored from 59 developing countries and regularly updated. (Information provided by R. Labrada) FAO Weed Management, Ricardo Labrada.

Important Weed Species in Crops and Countries. Data stored from 59 developing countries and regularly updated. Information kindly provided by Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam. FAO Weed Management, Ricardo Labrada.

Weeds and weed management in tomatos, Details from single countries. - Israel (by Yeshaiahu Kleifeld)

Weeds and weed management in tomatos, Details from single countries. - Italy (by Francesco Tei)

Weeds and weed management in tomatos, Details from single countries. - Morocco (by Si Bennasseur Rzozi)

Weeds and weed management in tomatos, Details from single countries. - Portugal (by Fatima Rocha)

Weeds and weed management in tomatos, Details from single countries. - Spain (by Carlos Zaragoza)

Importation of Fresh Bananas from the Philippines Technical Information Paper May 2002. BIOSECURITY AUSTRALIA. (Tables 16 & 17 (Weeds))

A list of weed species from various New Zealand references to "weeds" compiled by P.A.Williams, Landcare Research, New Zealand.

ANEXO 1 - Espécies introduzidas em Portugal continental - (I) Invasoras. Legislaçao Nacional Decreto-Lei no. 565/99 de 21-12-1999 (Versao 1 Originária) Decreto-Lei565/9921-12-1999 Ministério do Ambiente Regula a introduçao na natureza de espécies nao indígenas da flora e fauna. Espécies nao indígenas da flora e da fauna 21-12-1999295 fauna, flora, animais domésticos, espécies de fauna ameaçadas, protecçao dos animais, vegetaçao Direito do Ambiente 1999-12-21 S

Acuna, G.J. (1974). Plantas Indeseables en Los Cultivos Cubanos. Academia de Ciencias, Insitituto de Investigaciones de Cuba, Havana.

AgroInformacoes Plantas Daninhas - Brasil (Problematic Plants of Agriculture in Brazil).

Alanen, A., Bongard, T., Einarsson, E., Hansen, H., Hedlund, L., Jansson, K., Josefsson, M., Philipp, M., Sandlund, O.T., Svart, A.E., Svart, H.E. and Weidema, I. (2004?). Introduced Species in the Nordic Countries (Denmark) under Nordic Council of Ministers (NMR), subgroup Natur-og Friluftslivsgruppen.

Alien plants of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. Plantas extranjeras de Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias - korrigierte Fassung vom 23.01.2002 - Prof. Dr. Dietmar Brandes, Dipl.-Biol. Katrin Fritzsch. Arbeitsgruppe für Vegetationsökologie und experimentelle Pflanzensoziologie Botanisches Institut und Botanischer Garten der TU Braunschweig D-38023 Braunschweig. Abstract: The nowadays flora of Fuerteventura contains some 780 species. At least 119 species are aliens, some 150 further species of mediterranean and/or North African origin are probably introduced too. The estimated percentage of aliens therefore reaches 35 %.

Andersen, R.N. (1968). Germination and Establishment of Weeds for Experimental Purposes. Weed Science Society of America Handbook. WSSA, Illinois.

Annual/Biennial Seed Germination Database (weed) http://www.anet.com/~manytimes/index.htm [ online info ]

Anon (1989) Manuale per il Riconoscimento delle Principali erbe Infestantii. Societa Italiana per lo Studio della Lotta alle Malerbe S.I.L.M Italy.

anon. (2002). The Common Weeds of Central Thailand. Weed Science Society of Thailand.




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This page was created on 13 September 2007 by PT, and was last updated on 04 October 2007 by PT based on data from Rod Randall's Global Compendium of Weeds database dated 24 January 2007. Valid HTML 4.01!