Jade Plant family : PORTULACACEAE (CARYOPHYLLIDAE) in Australia
including
Didiereaceae, Hectorellaceae, Lewisiaceae, and Montiaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Christine Ashe
  
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Portulacaria afra
Jade Plant
Sydney, August 2006

Portulaca grandiflora
Moss Rose
Bonogin, January 2007

Portulaca oleracea
Pigweed
Bundaberg, December 2006

Portulaca pilosa
Hairy Portulaca
Magnetic Island
Photos: courtesy of Donald Simpson

Caterpillars of some Butterflies and Moths in Australia favour species in PORTULACACEAE for their foodplant, including:


Hypolimnas misippus

Junonia villida

Spodoptera exigua

Hyles livornicoides

Aloa marginata

Tiracola plagiata

Isotenes miserana

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Australian
Australian Butterflies
butterflies
Australian
Australian caterpillars
caterpillars
Australian
Australian Moths
moths

(updated 4 January 2013, 6 March 2016)