2388.000 Glinus L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, glabrous or with simple or stellate hairs. Stipules 0. Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, narrowly elliptic to circular. Perianth segments 5, free, herbaceous. Staminodes 0-8 or more, sometimes ± petaloid. Stamens 3-many, free. Ovary superior, of 3-5 carpels; 3- or 5-locular; each loculus with numerous ovules; stigmas 3-5. Fruit a 3- or 5-valved capsule. Seeds many, bearing a fleshy aril on a long filiform-appendaged strophiole.

Worldwide: c. 12 species in warm and tropical regions.

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Glinus oppositifolius var. lanatus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bainesii (Oliv.) PaxE,S
lotoides L. var. lotoides N,W,C,SDescription, Image
lotoides L. var. virens FenzlN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
oppositifolius (L.) DC. var. oppositifolius N,E,SDescription, Image
oppositifolius (L.) DC. var. lanatus HaumanN,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Glinus:

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Flora of Botswana: Glinus
Flora of Caprivi: Glinus
Flora of Mozambique: Glinus
Flora of Zambia: Glinus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Glinus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Glinus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Glinus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Glinus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Glinus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Glinus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=552, retrieved 25 September 2016

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