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Pig weed

Scientific Name
Portulaca oleracea
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Caryophyllales: Portulacaceae)
Reliability
High
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Seed Project
Source
Clare McLellan Museums Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Seed(s)

Description

Seed Colour: Black

Seed Length: 1mm or less

Seed Sculpture: Tuberculate, Reticulate, Rugose

Seed Shape: Reniform (Kidney shaped) and stellate at base

Seeds black or dark brown, orbiculate or elongate, flattened, 0.6-1.1 mm; surface cells smooth, granular, or stellate, with rounded tubercles.

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
25/07/2012 08:47 AEST
Last Updated
21/01/2013 12:06 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Pig weed (Portulaca oleracea) Updated on 1/21/2013 12:06:51 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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