Portulacaria fruticulosa

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Portulacaria fruticulosa


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Didiereaceae
Genus: Portulacaria
Species: Portulacaria fruticulosa


Portulacaria fruticulosa (H.Pearson & Stephens) Bruyns & Klak, Taxon 63: 1061 (2014).


  • Basionym
    • Ceraria fruticulosa H.Pearson & Stephens, Ann. S. African Mus. 9: 34 (1912).
  • Heterotypic
    • Ceraria schaeferi Engl. & Schltr. in H.G.A.Engler & C.G.O.Drude, Veg. Erde 9: 157 (1915).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional:Northern South Africa
      • South Africa (N-Cape Prov.), Namibia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: dwarf jade plant, porkbush
suomi: Pensasportulakka
Nederlands: spekboom
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