Common Purslane

Portulaca lutea
Pourpier
Pokea (FP)

Interesting facts

These small plants often grow on sand bars. They are resistant to salt water and flower year round. This plant has edible leaves that can be eaten raw or cooked. 

Family

Portulaca

Biogeographical status

Native

Life form

Shrub

Abundance on Tetiaroa

Common

Ecosystem on Tetiaroa

Beach

sources
legend

S: Society | T: Tuamotu | M: Marquesas | G: Gambier | A: Australs | FP: French Polynesia