Mollugo nudicaulis Lam.

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Mollugo nudicaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Mollugo nudicaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Mollugo nudicaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Mubvee (Hippo) Lodge, Mana Pools

Mollugo nudicaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa

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Synonyms: Mollugo bellidifolia (Poir.) Ser.
Pharnaceum bellidifolium Poir.
Pharnaceum spathulatum Sw.
Common names:
Status: Native
Annual herb, up to c. 30 cm tall. Leaves numerous, in a basal rosette, oblanceolate to obovate, somewhat fleshy. Flowers 3-4 mm in diameter, terminal on leafless, forked branches, greenish-white.
Derivation of specific name: nudicaulis: with a naked or leafless stem.
Habitat: A weed in deciduous woodland, dry river beds, cultivated areas and road sides.
Altitude range: Up to 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Pantropical
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 15 September 2016

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 212. (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978). Molluginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 543 - 544. (Includes a picture).

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 88.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Mollugo nudicaulis., retrieved 13 April 2024

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