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Sesuvium portulacastrum
(Aizoaceae)

 
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Species description or overview

Sesuvium portulacastrum information from Native Plants Hawaii
Information about Sesuvium portulacastrum--including details regarding plant, flower, and leaf characteristics; pests and diseases; growth requirements; and environment--is provided by Native Plants Hawaii.


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Sesuvium portulacastrum
Nomenclatural information about Sesuvium portulacastrum is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Sesuvium portulacastrum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Sesuvium portulacastrum--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Sesuvium portulacastrum information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Sesuvium portulacastrum, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Sesuvium portulacastrum
Nomenclatural information about Sesuvium portulacastrum is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Cultural uses

Ground cover also makes beautiful lei
"The akulikuli plant is a low-crawling ground cover. Usually it has succulent, glossy, green leaves with bright red stems and purplish-pink flowers. Sometimes the leaves might not be as succulent, the flowers can be white and the stems are bright red instead of green--but still attractive."


Cultivation & propagation

Sesuvium portulacastrum information from Native Plants Hawaii
Information about Sesuvium portulacastrum--including details regarding plant, flower, and leaf characteristics; pests and diseases; growth requirements; and environment--is provided by Native Plants Hawaii.

In the Garden: Coastal plants have evolved for survival
Coastal plants well adapted to landscape use are the topic of this Rick Barboza column (Honolulu Star-Bulletin Features, 10/1/2004).

Ground cover also makes beautiful lei
"The akulikuli plant is a low-crawling ground cover. Usually it has succulent, glossy, green leaves with bright red stems and purplish-pink flowers. Sometimes the leaves might not be as succulent, the flowers can be white and the stems are bright red instead of green--but still attractive."

Native plant propagation - Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
Propagation methods of various native plants for Midway restoration are described (1999).


Images

Images of Sesuvium portulacastrum (Aizoaceae) (akulikuli, sea purslane)
Links to high-resolution free images of Sesuvium portulacastrum (Aizoaceae) (akulikuli, sea purslane) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Sesuvium portulacastrum information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Sesuvium portulacastrum in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Sesuvium portulacastrum images from Native Plants Hawaii
Images of Sesuvium portulacastrum are provided on the Native Plants Hawaii website.

Sesuvium portulacastrum images by Jupiter Nielsen
Images of Sesuvium portulacastrum are provided online by Maui artist/photographer Jupiter Nielsen.

Sesuvium portulacastrum images by Karl Magnacca
Images of Sesuvium portulacastrum by Karl Magnacca are available online.


Distribution

Sesuvium portulacastrum information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Sesuvium portulacastrum in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Sesuvium portulacastrum information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Sesuvium portulacastrum--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


Where to see this species

Kahoolawe (Kanaloa): natural areas of Hawaii
Forest and Kim Starr provide information about the island of Kahoolawe as a natural area in Hawaii. Links to additional resources are provided, as well as links to images of plant species found on Kahoolawe.


Books

Natural history of Nihoa and Necker Islands (citation)
The Nihoa and Necker Islands Biological Survey Handbook citation, list of taxa covered in this Bishop Museum publication, and link to purchase information are on the HEAR bibliography site.


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

Maui Offshore Islet Botanical Survey
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Wood K. 2006. Maui Offshore Islet Botanical Survey. Report prepared for State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii.
Starr, F., K. Starr, and Loope L. 2006. Annotated Checklist of the Vascular Plants on Midway Atoll, Hawaii. An addendum to the 1999 Botanical Survey of Midway Atoll.

Botanical survey of Midway Atoll
Starr, F. and K. Martz. 1999. Botanical survey of Midway Atoll. In: 1995-1999 Baseline Surveys for Alien Species in Marine and Terrestrial Habitats on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, Hawaii.

A botanical survey of Pearl & Hermes Atoll, Lisianski, Laysan, Gardner Pinnacles, and French Frigate Shoals
Starr, F. and K. Martz. 1999. A botanical survey of Pearl & Hermes Atoll, Lisianski, Laysan, Gardner Pinnacles, and French Frigate Shoals. S. S. Midway Expedition. Trip report prepared for U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Honolulu, Hawaii).

Native Plant Propagation: Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
Martz, K. and F. Starr. 1999. Native Plant Propagation: Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Report prepared for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Oahu Offshore Islets Botanical Survey
Starr, F. and K. Starr. 2006. Oahu Offshore Islets Botanical Survey. Report prepared for State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Oahu Offshore Islets Pictorial Guide: Common Plants of Oahu's Offshore Islets
Starr, F. and K. Starr. 2006. Oahu Offshore Islets Pictorial Guide: Common Plants of Oahu's Offshore Islets. Prepared for State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Offshore Islet Restoration Committee, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values
Gon III, Samuel M. Ohukaniohia. 2008. Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values, by Joseph F. Rock Consulting Botanist, Board of Agriculture and Forestry Honolulu, Hawaii, 1920; transcribed and annotated by Samuel M. Ohukaniohia Gon III. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 6:405-442.


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