1. Family: Limeaceae Shipunov ex Reveal
    1. Limeum L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa and Gulf States..

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Glabrous or viscid, glandular-pubescent annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, opposite or fasciculate, linear to orbicular, entire, sessile or petiolate, sometimes subsucculent, exstipulate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal or lateral, cymose, often umbelliform, sessile or pedunculate, few- or many-flowered, lax or dense.
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, whitish or greenish, small, more or less pedicellate.
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments 5, generally unequal, herbaceous, free.
    Staminodes
    Staminodes 0–5, generally petaloid, arising from the base of the stamens, free.
    Stamens
    Stamens (5)–7, hypogynous; filaments broadened below, inserted usually on hypogynous disk.
    Pistil
    Ovary superior, syncarpous, bicarpellate, 2-locular; style 1; stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Mericarps indehiscent, 1-seeded, hemispheric-reniform, conical, truncate or compressed-orbicular, winged or wingless, often auricled at base, the outer face reticulate, rugose, spinescent or more or less smooth. Fruit separating into 2 mericarps.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Glabrous or viscid glandular-hairy annual or perennial herbs or sub-shrubs, rarely shrubs
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite or alternate, subulate, linear, lanceolate, ovate or orbicular, entire
    Stipules
    Stipules absent
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences cymose, terminal, often overtopped and then apparently lateral, sessile or pedunculate, few- or many-flowered, lax or glomerulate
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, greenish, small
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, herbaceous, free
    Staminodes
    Staminodes 0–5, arising from the base of the outer stamens, sometimes petaloid, free
    Stamens
    Stamens usually 7 (5 outer, 2 inner) sometimes 5, hypogynous; filaments broadened below
    Pistil
    Ovary superior, syncarpous, of 2 carpels, 2-locular; style 1; stigmas 2
    Fruits
    Mericarps indehiscent, 1-seeded, suborbicular or reniform, often auricled at the base, the outer (rounded) face reticulate, rugose, spinescent, or smooth, wingless or sometimes broadly membranous-winged. Fruit separating into 2 mericarps

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burkina, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gulf States, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Limeum L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 995 (1759)

    Accepted by

    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Schellenb. in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 50, Suppl. 152 (1914).
    • —F.T.A. 2: 595
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Syst. Nat. ed. 10: 995 (1759).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in K.B. 12: 351 (1957)
    • Friedr. in Mitt. Bot. Staatss. München 14–15: 134 (1956)
    • Syst. Nat., ed. 10: 995 (1759)

    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
    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