2388.000 Glinus L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, glabrous or with simple or stellate hairs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, narrowly elliptic to circular. Perianth segments 5, free, herbaceous. Staminodes 0-8 or more, sometimes ± petaloid. Stamens 3-many, free. Ovary superior, of 3-5 carpels; 3- or 5-locular; each loculus with numerous ovules; stigmas 3-5. Fruit a 3- or 5-valved capsule. Seeds many, bearing a fleshy aril on a long filiform-appendaged strophiole.

Worldwide: c. 12 species in warm and tropical regions.

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bainesii (Oliv.) PaxMS,GI,M
lotoides L. var. lotoides Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
lotoides L. var. virens FenzlN,Z,T,MSDescription, Image
oppositifolius (L.) DC. var. oppositifolius N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
oppositifolius (L.) DC. var. lanatus HaumanMSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Glinus:

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Flora of Botswana: Glinus
Flora of Caprivi: Glinus
Flora of Malawi: Glinus
Flora of Zambia: Glinus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Glinus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Glinus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Glinus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Glinus
Wikipedia: Glinus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Glinus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Glinus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Glinus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=552, retrieved 21 March 2023

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