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

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cerviana (L.) Ser. var. cerviana C,S,WDescription, Image
cerviana (L.) Ser. var. spathulifolia FenzlN,EDescription, Image
nudicaulis Lam.N,E,SN,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Mollugo:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mollugo
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mollugo
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mollugo
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mollugo
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Mollugo
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mollugo
JSTOR Plant Science: Mollugo
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mollugo
Plants of the World Online: Mollugo
Tropicos: Mollugo
Wikipedia: Mollugo

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Mollugo.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=551, retrieved 3 October 2023

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