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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Caryophyllales — the portulacas and related plants.
Purslane (Portulaca oleracea, P. sativa) is a member of the Portulacaceae Family and also known as wild portulaca and verdolaga.
Rocas Atoll has a sense island vegetation which is herbaceous and salt resistant and predominant species include Portulaca oleracea (Portulacaceae), Sesuvium portulacastrum (Aizoaceae), Cyperus ligularis (Cyperaceae), and Eragrrostris prolifera (Poaceae).
(Portulacaceae) grows farther inland, forming a mosaic with species of Cyperaceae, Graminae, and Amaryllidaceae.
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