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Useful Tropical Plants

Frankenia portulacifolia

(Roxb.) Spreng.

Frankeniaceae

+ Synonyms

Beatsonia compacta Surgis

Beatsonia portulacifolia Roxb.

Frankenia beatsonia Schult. & Schult.f.

Common Name:

Frankenia portulacifolia

General Information

Frankenia portulacifolia is a small, evergreen shrub growing about 15cm tall[
573
Title
Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening.
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson G. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L. Upcott Gill; London.
Year
Not given
ISBN
 
Description
One of the major gardening dictionaries of the 19th century, it contains information on plants not found in modern works. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

572
Title
Icones Plantarum Vol. 11
Publication
 
Author
Hooker J.D. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Williams & Norgate; London.
Year
1867 - 1871
ISBN
 
Description
Illustrated plates of plants with a botanical description.

Range

South Atlantic - St. Helena.

Habitat

Dry rocks[
572
Title
Icones Plantarum Vol. 11
Publication
 
Author
Hooker J.D. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Williams & Norgate; London.
Year
1867 - 1871
ISBN
 
Description
Illustrated plates of plants with a botanical description.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height0.15 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Requires a sunny position and a well-drained, light sandy soil on the dry side[
573
Title
Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening.
Publication
 
Author
Nicholson G. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L. Upcott Gill; London.
Year
Not given
ISBN
 
Description
One of the major gardening dictionaries of the 19th century, it contains information on plants not found in modern works. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Edible Uses

The plant is used as a tea[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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