1. Family: Molluginaceae Bartl.
    1. Glinus L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.

    [FZ]

    Molluginaceae, M. L. Gonçalves. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Often more or less prostrate, simply or stellately pubescent or almost glabrous, sometimes succulent, annuals or perennials with annual shoots.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, opposite or verticillate, narrowly elliptic to orbicular, entire or serrulate.
    Perianth
    Perianth segments 5, herbaceous, free.
    Staminodes
    Staminodes 0–8 or more, usually divided at the apex, sometimes more or less petaloid.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3–?, free, hypogynous.
    Pistil
    Ovary superior, of 3 or 5 carpels, 3 or 5-locular, the loculi multi-ovulate; placentation axile; stigmas sessile, free, as many as carpels.
    Fruits
    Fruit a 3- or 5-valved loculicidal capsule.
    Seeds
    Seeds many, reniform, granulate or smooth, each with a fleshy aril on a long filiform-appendaged strophiole.
    [FTEA]

    Aïzoaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1961

    Habit
    Often prostrate simply or stellately pubescent or almost glabrous somewhat succulent annual herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or apparently verticillate, narrowly elliptic to almost orbicular, entire or serrate, shortly petiolate
    Flowers
    Flowers fascicled at the nodes, axillary, pedunculate
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, herbaceous, free
    Staminodes
    Staminodes 0–20 or more, usually divided at the apex, sometimes petaloid
    Stamens
    Stamens 3–30 or more, free, hypogynous
    Pistil
    Ovary superior, of 3–5 united carpels, 3–5-locular, the loculi multiovulate; placentation axile; stigmas sessile, free, as many as carpels
    Fruits
    Fruit a 3–5-valved loculicidal capsule
    Seeds
    Seeds granulate or smooth, each with a distinct long filiform-appendaged strophiole.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Albania, Aldabra, Algeria, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Arkansas, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Bulgaria, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Chile Central, China South-Central, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, Kriti, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Louisiana, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mauritania, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oklahoma, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Queensland, Romania, Rwanda, Sardegna, Senegal, Seychelles, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Somalia, South Australia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Victoria, Vietnam, Western Australia, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Arizona, California, Kansas, Mauritius, Missouri, Réunion

    Glinus L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132354
    s.coll. [Cat. no. s.n.] K001132355

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 463 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 2: 589 as Mollugo Linn. in part.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 208 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl. 1: 463 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 208 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 463 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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