Glinus lotoides L.
var. lotoides

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Glinus lotoides var. lotoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain, Gorongosa National Park

Glinus lotoides var. lotoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain, Gorongosa National Park

Glinus lotoides var. lotoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain, Gorongosa National Park

Glinus lotoides var. lotoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Mollugo glinus A. Rich.
Mollugo hirta Thunb.
Mollugo lotoides (L.) Clarke ex De Wild. & Staner
Pharnaceum hirtum Spreng.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
More or less prostrate annual or perennial herb with spreading rosette-forming stems. Leaves opposite, alternate or appearing whorled, elliptic, obovate or spathulate, up to 37 mm long, densely covered in whitish, woolly stellate hairs; margin entire. Flowers in clusters at the nodes, greenish-white, sometimes tinged pink, stamens numerous. Fruit a capsule c. 6 mm long. See Glinus lotoides var. virens for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In various types of woodland, scrub, riverine fringes, grassland and along roadsides, often in sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the Old World tropics and subtropics.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Monday 27 June 2016
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978). Molluginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 537 - 538.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 104. (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

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 79.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 87.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 195.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Glinus lotoides var. lotoides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122900, retrieved 22 September 2017

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