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Aizoaceae

Sesuvium L.

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  1. Sesuvium portulacastrum (L.) L., Syst. ed. 10 (1759) 1058; -- Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 88; EPFP 2 (1923) 136; --Backer, Fl. Males ser. 1, 4 (1951) 272, Fig. 2. Pantropic. Throughout Malesia but not yet reported for Borneo. In saline, clayey or sandy, humid or muddy sites near the sea and along tidal creeks above 0-1m above sea level, often in dense patches. Photos.

Tetragonia L. [Not native]

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  1. Tetragonia tetragonoides (Pallas) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. (1891) 264; --Backer, Fl. Males ser. 1, 4 (1951) 275. Wild in the coastal regions of Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, the Pacific islands, and Japan. Cultivated mostly 1000-1700m in Malesia. New Zealand spinach. Naturalized?

Trianthema L.

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  1. Trianthema portulacastrum L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 223; --Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 198; EPFP 2 (1923) 136; -- Backer, Fl. Males ser. 1, 4 (1951) 274. Pantropic. In Malesia: Peninsular Malaysia, Java, Philippines, Madura, Lesser Sunda Isls (Sumbawa, Flores, Timor), Moluccas (Ternate), S New Guinea. Photos
  2. Trianthema triquetra Rottl. ex Willd., Neue Schr. Naturfr. Berlin 4 (1803) 181; --Backer, Fl. Males. ser. 1, 4 (1951) 273. Tropical Africa and Asia to Victoria, in Malesia: NE Java and Lesser Sunda Isls (Bali); Philippines: MINDANAO (fide Steen., Blumea 12 (1964) 320. 

Literature

Backer, CA. 1951. Aizoaceae. Flora Malesiana series 1, 4: 267-275


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