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Report for Portulacaria afra Jacq.

updated: Jul 19th 2022, 8:31 pm see all updates
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Family Didiereaceae
Genus Portulacaria
Species afra
Author Jacq.
Infraspecific
Infraspecfic Author
Pictures
Plant type
  • xerohalophyte
Life form
  • Shrub
Ecotypes unknown
Max. salinity
342 mMHANSCOM, Z; TING, IP (1978) RESPONSES OF SUCCULENTS TO PLANT WATER STRESSTING, IP; HANSCOM, Z (1977) INDUCTION OF ACID METABOLISM IN PORTULACARIA-AFRA
Germination unknown
Salt glands and bladders unknown
Photosynthesis Pathway C3HANSCOM, Z; TING, IP (1978) RESPONSES OF SUCCULENTS TO PLANT WATER STRESSTING, IP; HANSCOM, Z (1977) INDUCTION OF ACID METABOLISM IN PORTULACARIA-AFRA
Molecular data
Microbial interactions and mycorrhizal status unknown
Bioremediation unknown
antioxidants
Secondary Metabolites
Compatible Solutes
Habitat
Economic use
  • 3200.0 BrowseAUCAMP A J; SMITH D W W Q; HOWE L G; VILJOEN B D (1973) A PROMISING TECHNIQUE FOR THE DETERMINATION OF BROWSE UTILIZATIONOAKES, AJ (1973) PORTULACARIA-AFRA JACQ - POTENTIAL BROWSE PLANT
  • 7100.0 General Including Traditional medicinesKhanyile, Andile; Maliehe, Tsolanku Sidney; Shandu, Jabulani Siyabonga; Khan, Rene (2021) In vitro antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-quorum sensing and cytotoxic properties of Portulacaria afra leave extractTabassum, Sobia; Ahmad, Saeed; Khan, Kashif Ur Rehman; Tabassum, Fouzia; Khursheed, Anjum; Zaman, Qamar Uz; Bukhari, Najat A.; Alfagham, Alanoud; Hatamleh, Ashraf A.; Chen, Yinglong (2022) Phytochemical Profiling, Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory, Thrombolytic, Hemolytic Activity In Vitro and In Silico Potential of Portulacaria afra
  • 4000.0 LAND USEMills, Anthony J.; Cowling, Richard M. (2014) How Fast Can Carbon Be Sequestered When Restoring Degraded Subtropical Thicket?van der Vyver, Marius L.; Mills, Anthony J.; Cowling, Richard M. (2021) A biome-wide experiment to assess the effects of propagule size and treatment on the survival of Portulacaria afra (spekboom) truncheons planted to restore degraded subtropical thicket of South Africa
Previously was: empty
Distribution
Distribution map provided by GBIF | Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Distribution (text)
  • Africa - southwest (casual)
  • california, USAHANSCOM, Z; TING, IP (1978) RESPONSES OF SUCCULENTS TO PLANT WATER STRESS
Miscellaneous notes Its a C3 turned CAM after subjecting with 2% NaCl stressHANSCOM, Z; TING, IP (1978) RESPONSES OF SUCCULENTS TO PLANT WATER STRESSTING, IP; HANSCOM, Z (1977) INDUCTION OF ACID METABOLISM IN PORTULACARIA-AFRA
References

Last Records approved
Submitted by T J Flowers
Sep 10th 2022, 6:13 pm

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Sep 10th 2022, 6:13 pm
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Sep 10th 2022, 5:53 pm

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Sep 10th 2022, 5:54 pm
Submitted by Mohammed Al-azzawi
Sep 9th 2022, 11:04 am

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Sep 9th 2022, 8:07 pm
Submitted by Mohammed Al-azzawi
Sep 9th 2022, 10:47 am

Approved by T J Flowers
Sep 9th 2022, 8:06 pm
Submitted by T J Flowers
Sep 8th 2022, 6:36 am

Approved by T J Flowers
Sep 8th 2022, 6:36 am
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