Growing in the hollow base of a felled coconut tree.
Leaves are fleshy, stems generally reddish.
Flowers in the morning only, closes by afternoon. Flowers can red or yellow. All the flowers on a stem system are the same color. Style is usually off-center with respect to the anthers and filaments.
Genus Species: Portulaca spp. possibly Portulaca oleracea or a cultivar (Dalihlu Waltu)
Kosraen name: "Vietnam Rose"
Growth from: herb
Growth location: terrestrial
Growth environment: cultivated soil, or dead stumps
Growth zone: tropical
Average height: 4 inches
Stem: light red, branches on main stem, little branches on branches
Leaf arrangement: opposite
Leaf blade: green, elliptical, obtuse, entire
Description by Silverina Pretrick. Photos by Dana Lee Ling.
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