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Sesuvium portulacastrum - (L.)L.
                 
Common Name Sea Purslane, Shoreline seapurslane
Family Aizoaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Coastal dunes and beaches[265].
Range Worldwide in Tropical and Subtropical regions.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Sesuvium portulacastrum Sea Purslane, Shoreline seapurslane


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Sesuvium portulacastrum Sea Purslane, Shoreline seapurslane
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Physical Characteristics
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Sesuvium portulacastrum is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is in flower from May to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms
nomenclatural synonym:(Portulacaceae) Portulaca portulacastrum

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
193062 A decumbent perennial herb, rooting at the nodes[265].
Propagation

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Elizabeth H.
Diana Panaguiton Tue Oct 19 09:38:44 2004
I wish have a study in this plant, for our investigatory project, I am Diana Panaguiton, a student of Capiz National High School(Special Science and Technology Class), Roxas City. Can I please have an email on the chemical analysis of this plant (Sesuvium portulacastrum) as a guide for my study. It will really be of great help. thanks.
Elizabeth H.
Sheila So Tue Jul 4 2006
We, a group of UST (University of Santo Tomas) Pharmacy 4th year students who is currently working on our undergraduate research paper regarding Sesuvium portulacastrum would like to request pharmacological as well as phytochemical studies conducted on the said plant - studies could be in published, scholarly journals or books. This would serve as supplemental background for our study. These reading materials about said plant would be able to make our study more feasible and reliable. We are hoping for your soonest possible response regarding the matter. The following articles whether from journals or books are requested to be sent to the following email address: luckyshen16@yahoo.com or shellb_newimage@yahoo.com. Thank You and God Bless! Sincerely Yours, Sheila So
Elizabeth H.
student Sat Sep 22 2007

HoalohaAina.com there is a description of some of the useful properties of 'akulikuli (Hawaiian name of sea purslane)

Elizabeth H.
student Sat Sep 22 2007
I've been reading up on this plant and it appears to filter out and neutralize toxins in the water as well as clearing out pond scum and algae (don't ask me how)
Elizabeth H.
Kyla Tucker Tue May 15 2007
Hi. I am researching native vegetation of Baja, Mexico and I would like to know if Sesuvium portulacastrum is native to the Baja peninsula. I would greatly appreciate any information you can provide. Thanks, Kyla Tucker
Elizabeth H.
Jock Sun Sep 23 2007
Sesuvium is a tasty salad treat - I've eaten myself with olive oil and vinegar - this is the way it prepared in New Caledonia. Quite tasty.
Elizabeth H.
hanika Fri Nov 16 2007
can i have details about biochemical reactions of this plant..i m hanika..doing my project in this plant it wil be very helpful to me..can u please send me mail to heemanshi29@hotmail.com
Elizabeth H.
Green Deane Fri May 8 2009
You say it has no known edible uses. I've eaten it raw and cooked here in Florida. I have an article and a video on it, the article on site, the video on You TUbe.

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