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Portulaca oleracea L. Common purslane

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Marathi Name: Ghol.

Family: Portulacacaeae.


• Prostrate succulent herb.

• It produces by seeds and stem fragments.

• Stem is succulent, fleshy, freely branched, normally forming mats when infesting intensively. Branches often reddish or purplish.

• Distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical areas.

• It thrives well in moist and irrigated areas. The stem fragments can reestablish and survive as individual plants

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RARS, Karjat
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Dr. B.Sreedevi (DRR)
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