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Any of various succulent plants of the genus Portulaca, especially P. grandiflora of South America, cultivated for its showy colorful flowers that open only in sunlight. Also called moss rose, rose moss.

[Middle English, from Latin portulāca, purslane, from portula, diminutive of porta, gate (from the gatelike covering of the seed capsule); see per- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˌpɔːtjʊˈlækə; -ˈleɪkə)
(Plants) any portulacaceous plant of the genus Portulaca, such as rose moss and purslane, of tropical and subtropical America, having yellow, pink, or purple showy flowers
[C16: from Latin: purslane]
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Noun1.portulaca - a plant of the genus Portulaca having pink or red or purple or white ephemeral flowersportulaca - a plant of the genus Portulaca having pink or red or purple or white ephemeral flowers
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
genus Portulaca - genus of mainly tropical fleshy or trailing herbs
Portulaca grandiflora, rose moss, sun plant - widely cultivated in many varieties for its fleshy moss-like foliage and profusion of brightly colored flowers
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Bhuiyan, Murakami, and Adachi (2002), by evaluating cell cultures of the Portulaca sp genus, also observed an increase in this parameter when the plants were exposed to blue light.
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The analgesic effect of the aqueous extract of Portulaca oleracea Linn.
Polysomaty analysis in diploid and tetraploid Portulaca grandiflora.
tabaci were Portulaca oleracea, Polygonum plebejum and Echinochloa colona; whereas Cyperus rotundus was moderately preferred and Trianthema monogyna, Cynodon dactylon, Digera arvensis and Corchorus antichorus were the least preferred weed plants.
Oleracein E (OE), which possesses both tetrahydroisoquinoline and pyrrolidone skeletons, was first isolated from the medicinal plant Portulaca oleracea L and was thought to be an active component in the cognition-improvement effect induced by this herb.
The hydrating mist and moisturizing lotion each comprise pure Pacific Ocean rainwater as well as resurrection plant extract, passion fruit extract, sea buckthorn extract, orchid extract, pomegranate extract and portulaca extract.
The highest value of MTF was found for Portulaca oleracae followed by Spinacia oleracae L.