Atriplex portulacoides L.

Sea purslane

source: Velela (2005), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (pub.domain)
source: Velela (2005), publisher: Wikimedia Commons (pub.domain)


GrinTax Halimione portulacoides (L.) Aellen
The Plant list Atriplex portulacoides L.
English name Sea purslane

Crop relationship
Orache same genus

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity native
Trend since 1950 decreasing (25-50%)
Presence relatively rare
Status Red List: near threatened
Legal protection unlisted

Conservation in the Netherlands

A) In protected areas per province

For subareas the link to the larger area is provided.

a = actually present, p = possible
(see: About CWRnl / Methodology)


  • Ameland (SBB [a])
  • Dongeradiel (SBB [a])
  • Gooijumerpolder (NM [p])
  • Griend (NM [a])
  • Nationaal Park Schiermonnikoog (NM [a], SBB [a])
  • Terschelling (SBB [a])
  • Vlieland (SBB [a])


  • Hogeland Noord (SBB [p])
  • Lauwersmeer (SBB [p])
  • Oldambt (SBB [p])
  • Rottum (SBB [a])
  • Uithuizerwad (NM [a])


  • De Schorren (NM [a])
  • Duinen van Texel (SBB [a])
  • Harger- en Pettemerpolder (NM [p])
  • Kleiput Vatrop (SBB [p])
  • Lage Land van Texel (NM [p])
  • Marskepoeltjes (SBB [p])
  • Normerven (SBB [p])
  • Oude en Nieuwe Land van Texel (SBB [p])


  • Axel-Zaamslag (SBB [p])
  • Bloemdijken van Zuid-Beveland (NM [p])
  • Braakman (SBB [p])
  • De Poel (NM [p])
  • Fort Ellewoutsdijk (NM [p])
  • Grevelingen (SBB [p])
  • Hontenisse-Hulst (SBB [p])
  • Inlaag 1887 (NM [p])
  • Inlaag 2005 (NM [p])
  • Jacobspolder (NM [p])
  • Katse Plaat (NM [p])
  • Kop van Schouwen (SBB [p])
  • Kwistenburg (NM [p])
  • Neeltje Jans (NM [p])
  • Noord-Beveland (SBB [p])
  • Oosterschelde-Noord (SBB [a])
  • Platen van Hulst (NM [a])
  • Reimerswaal (SBB [p])
  • Schouwen-Duiveland (SBB [a])
  • Slot Haamstede (NM [p])
  • 't Sloe (NM [p])
  • Tholen (SBB [p])
  • Veerse Meer (SBB [p])
  • Verdronken Land van Zuid-Beveland (NM [a])
  • Walcheren (SBB [p])
  • Westerschelde-Noord (SBB [p])
  • Westerschelde-Zuid (SBB [a])
  • West-Zeeuws-Vlaanderen (SBB [p])
  • Zuid-Beveland (SBB [p])
  • Zuidgors (NM [a])
  • Zuidkust van Schouwen (NM [p])


  • Coepelduinen (SBB [p])
  • Duinen van Goeree (NM [a])
  • Kop van Goeree (NM [p])
  • Krammer-Volkerak (SBB [p])

B) In genebank

  • CGN: no material

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence
  • green: management type maps with areas that qualify for financial support (largely representing the Dutch network of protected areas). Protected water areas are not shown (IJsselmeer, Markermeer and all Frisian lakes, Randmeren & Vechtplassen).

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe coastal areas in the Mediterranean region and SW-Europe
Asia coastal areas in the Mediterranean region
Africa coastal areas in the Mediterranean region
North-America -
South-America -
Australia -
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.du4zst
Distribution data GBIF, June 2016. doi:10.15468/dl.du4zst

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information