2387.000 Mollugo L.

Description of the genus

Annual herbs. Stipules small or 0, often caducous. Leaves basal or in whorls on the stems, glabrous, entire. Inflorescence cymose, laxly dichasial or in the form of an umbel. Flowers bisexual, greenish or whitish, inconspicuous. Perianth segments 5, free. Stamens 3-5, rarely more. Ovary superior, of 3-5 united carpels, 3-5-locular. Fruit a loculicidal capsule. Seeds many, flattened.

Worldwide: c. 35 species in tropical and warm areas

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cerviana (L.) Ser. var. spathulifolia FenzlC,SDescription, Image
nudicaulis Lam.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Mollugo:

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Flora of Botswana: Mollugo
Flora of Caprivi: Mollugo
Flora of Mozambique: Mollugo
Flora of Zambia: Mollugo
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mollugo

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Mollugo.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=551, retrieved 21 June 2021

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