1. Family: Molluginaceae Bartl.
    1. Hypertelis E.Mey. ex Fenzl

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa, Southern America, Northern America and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial sometimes subwoody herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate or whorled, often crowded, linear, entire, succulent, glaucous, stipulate
    Stipules
    Stipules persistent, membranous, entire, adnate to the leaf-base, sometimes stem-clasping
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, long-pedunculate, simply umbelliform
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, free
    Stamens
    Stamens 3–15, alternate with sepals, singly or (when more than 5) in pairs or fascicles, hypogynous
    Disc
    Disc absent
    Pistil
    Ovary superior, syncarpous, of 3–5 carpels, 3–5-locular; ovules numerous, axile; stigmas 3–5, short.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial glaucous herb, sometimes woody at base.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate or whorled, often crowded, linear, entire, succulent, with persistent, membranous stipules adnate to the leaf-base and sometimes stem-clasping.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, long-pedunculate, simply umbellate, with few or many pedicellate flowers but no involucral bracts.
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments 5, free, the outer 2–3 sub-succulent, the inner narrower and membranous.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5–15, alternate with perianth-segments, singly or (when more than 5) in pairs or fascicles, hypogynous.
    Nectaries
    Nectariferous disk absent.
    Pistil
    Ovary superior, syncarpous, of 3 or 5 carpels, 3-or 5-locular, with numerous axile ovules; stigmas 3 or 5, short.
    Fruits
    Fruit a loculicidal capsule.
    Seeds
    Seeds triangular in outline.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Albania, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Central European Rus, Chad, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, India, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Krym, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Ukraine, Venezuela, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Altay, Mauritius, New Mexico, Réunion

    Hypertelis E.Mey. ex Fenzl appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Wiener Mus. Naturgesch. 1: 350, 352 (1836)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Ann. Wien. Mus. 2: 261 (1839).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Ann. Wien. Mus. 2: 261 (1839)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0