EPPO Global Database

Portulaca oleracea(POROL)

Overview
Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: POROL
  • Preferred name: Portulaca oleracea
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

A plant of ancient cultivation as a leafy vegetable,also used medicinally, possibly originating in Western Asia. The cultivated form has been distinguished as subsp. sativa (q.v.). Both the cultivated and the weed form have become widely distributed in warm temperate areas, notably Mediterranean and Balkan countries, Black Sea, Caucasus, Western Asia, Africa (except south). Introduced in Europe, Siberia, Russian Far East, Central Asia, Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China (including Taiwan, Tibet), Japan, Korea, southern Africa, North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America, New Guinea, Australia (Western, Queensland). In addition, the wild form of the species has been shown to be divisible into a number of microspecies, at diploid, tetraploid and hexaploid levels, with differing geographical distribution. Some of these polyploids are hybrids cultivated as ornamentals 

WSSA list of weeds in North America


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Portulaca oleracea subsp. oleracea Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
common purslane English
fatweed English
hog bhaji English
moss rose English
purslane English
purslane English
rock rose English
sun plant English
gelber Portulak German
Portulak German
porcelaine French
porcelane French
porchailles French
pourpier French
pourpier commun French
pourpier maraîcher French
pourpier potager French
beldroaga Spanish
berdolaga Spanish
fique Spanish (AR)
loraca Spanish
verdolaga Spanish
verdolaga común Spanish (HN)
verdolaga porquera Spanish (HN)
erba porcellana Italian
porcellana comune Italian
wilde postelein Dutch
baldroaga Portuguese
beldroega Portuguese
beldroega-comum Portuguese
bredo-fémea Portuguese
portlak Swedish
vanlig portulak Swedish
vildportlak Swedish
hana-suberi-hiyu Japanese
pôchuraka Japanese
suberi-hiyu Japanese
スベリヒユ Japanese
ハナスベリヒユ Japanese
ポーチユラカ Japanese
портулак огородный Russian
portulak Danish
vanlig portulakk Norwegian
rikkaportulakka Finnish
semizotu Turkish
regelat hagginnah Hebrew
רְגֵלַת הַגִּנָּה Hebrew
portulaka pospolita Polish
kövér porcsin Hungarian
burdullaku Albanian
rejla Arabic
tazellust Arabic
الرجلة Arabic
بقلة زيتية Arabic
getozkia Basque
boro-nunya Bengali
тученица Bulgarian
verdolaga Catalan
mǎ chǐ xiàn Chinese
马齿苋 Chinese
portulak Croatian
šrucha zelná Czech
harilik portulak Estonian
αντράκλα Greek
kulapha Hindi
lunia Hindi
कुलफा Hindi
gelang pasir Indonesian
쇠비름 Korean
soe bi reum Korean
dārzeņu portulaka Latvian
paprastoji portulaka Lithuanian
curpeu Occitan
perpe Occitan
perpeu Occitan
pet Occitan
peu Occitan
pipè Occitan
poupa-leyt Occitan
grașiță Romanian
iarbă grasă Romanian
обични портулак Serbian
обични тушт Serbian
portulaka zeleninová Slovak
šrucha kapustná Slovak
navadni tolščak Slovene
портулак городній Ukrainian