Mollugo cerviana (L.) Ser.
var. spathulifolia Fenzl

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Mollugo cerviana var. spathulifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Mollugo cerviana var. spathulifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Mollugo cerviana var. spathulifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

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Synonyms: Mollugo spathulifolia (Fenzl) Dinter
Mollugo umbellata (Forssk.) Ser.
Pharnaceum umbellatum Forssk.
Common names:
Status: Native
See var. cerviana for general description details. This variety differs in having the basal leaves obovate, oblanceolate or spathulate and the inflorescences pedunculate.
Derivation of specific name: spathulifolia: with spoon-shaped, (spathulate) leaves.
Habitat: In wooded savannas, on sandy river banks, along roadsides and in cultivated ground.
Altitude range: Up to 650 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Old World tropics.
Malawi distribution: C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 20 June 2017

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978). Molluginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 542.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 15. under Aizoaceae

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Flora of Mozambique: Mollugo cerviana var. spathulifolia
Flora of Zambia: Mollugo cerviana var. spathulifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mollugo cerviana var. spathulifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mollugo cerviana
African Plant Database: Mollugo cerviana
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mollugo cerviana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mollugo cerviana
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Wikipedia: Mollugo cerviana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Mollugo cerviana var. spathulifolia., retrieved 2 April 2023

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