Glinus lotoides L.
var. virens Fenzl

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Glinus lotoides var. virens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Glinus lotoides var. virens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Glinus lotoides var. virens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Glinus lotoides var. virens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Glinus lotoides var. virens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kandahar Fishing site 1, Zambezi National Park.

Glinus lotoides var. virens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kandahar Fishing site 1, Zambezi National Park.

Glinus lotoides var. virens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kandahar Fishing site 1, Zambezi National Park.

Glinus lotoides var. virens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kandahar Fishing site 1, Zambezi National Park.

Glinus lotoides var. virens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kandahar Fishing site 1, Zambezi National Park.

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Synonyms: Mollugo glinus A. Rich. var. virens (Fenzl) Oliv.
Mollugo hirta Thunb. var. virens sensu Hiern
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
See Glinus lotoides var. lotoides for general description details. This variety differs in being almost hairless or, if stellate hairy never very densely so and the plant generally looking green. See also Glinus oppositifolius var. lanatus for comparison which differs in indumentum being simple and crisped, not stellate.
Type location:
Namibia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: virens: greenish, referring to the green, less densely hairy appearence of this variety.
Habitat: In various types of woodland, scrub, riverine fringes, grassland and along roadsides, often in sandy soils
Altitude range: 1 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the Old World tropics and subtropics
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Lp,E,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 6 June 2012
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978). Molluginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 538.

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.

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Flora of Botswana: Glinus lotoides var. virens
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Glinus lotoides
African Plant Database: Glinus lotoides
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Glinus lotoides
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Glinus lotoides
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Glinus lotoides
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Glinus lotoides
JSTOR Plant Science: Glinus lotoides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Glinus lotoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Glinus lotoides
Plants of the World Online: Glinus lotoides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Glinus lotoides
Tropicos: Glinus lotoides
Wikipedia: Glinus lotoides


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Glinus lotoides var. virens.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122910, retrieved 21 November 2019

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