Glinus oppositifolius (L.) DC.
var. lanatus Hauman

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Glinus oppositifolius var. lanatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
At 3rd new bridge, along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

Glinus oppositifolius var. lanatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
At 3rd new bridge, along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

Glinus oppositifolius var. lanatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
At 3rd new bridge, along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

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Status: Native
Description:
See var. oppositifolius for general description. This variety is distinguished by the woolly crisped hairs in the axils, shorter pedicels, up to 5 mm long and the often smaller, petiolate leaves which are more obovate spathulate and only attenuate at the base (see note below). In general appearance in the field it may appear to be more similar to Glinus lotoides var. virens except for the clearly non-stellate hairs.
Notes: The distinction made above is partly the reverse of that in the key in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 4: 539 (Gonçalves, 1978). That, however, must have been an editing error. That the distinction as formulated here is correct is supported by the drawing in FZ as well as all specimens double-checked at BR, some of which are cited in FZ.
Derivation of specific name: oppositifolius: with opposite leaves;
lanatus: woolly, lanate.
Habitat: In savanna woodland, wet depressions, on river banks and along roadsides, often in sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 780 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 9 May 2012
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978). Molluginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 539 - 541. (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.


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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 oppositifolius var. lanatus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122930, retrieved 20 November 2017

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