Portulaca laljii

Protulalca laljii is a newly discovered species of wild Sun Rose found in Eastern Ghats. It was spotted in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. The new species had unique features like tuberous roots, no hair in leaf axles, reddish pink flower, prolate-shaped fruits and copper brown seeds without lustre. These morphological features make it unique from the rest of the species of genus Portulaca. These species are placed under the ‘Data Deficit’ category of the IUCN List of Threatened Species due to limited data on population.

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