|Etymology||Genus||After Sesuvii, a Gallic tribe mentioned by Julius Caesar. Reference to plant unknown|
|Species||Resembles plants in the genus Portulaca|
|Synonyms||Portulaca portulacastrum L., Halimus portulacastrum (L.) Kuntze|
|Common Names||Shoreline Purslane, Gelang Laut|
Sesuvium portulacastrum is a common creeping herb on the sandy beach. The only other species with succulent leaves and stems in the same habitat (that I know of) is Portulaca pilosa. The former has a visible mid-vein while the latter is not visible.
The habit of Shoreline Purslane, often sprawling over granite boulders or the sand at the coastline.
Branching of leaves are opposite.
Leaves are succulent and do not have visible tertiary veins.
The stems are pale yellow (or reddish) and have distinct nodes.
Flowers are tiny (about 5 mm across) and pink.
Another habit shot of Sesuvium portulacastrum on the sandy beach.