Mollugo nudicaulis Lam.

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Mollugo nudicaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Mollugo nudicaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Mollugo nudicaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Mubvee (Hippo) Lodge, Mana Pools

Mollugo nudicaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along secondary dirt road below Mt Buchwa

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Synonyms: Mollugo bellidifolia (Poir.) Ser.
Pharnaceum bellidifolium Poir.
Pharnaceum spathulatum Sw.
Common names:
Status: Native
Annual herb, up to c. 30 cm tall. Leaves numerous, in a basal rosette, oblanceolate to obovate, somewhat fleshy. Flowers 3-4 mm in diameter, terminal on leafless, forked branches, greenish-white.
Derivation of specific name: nudicaulis: with a naked or leafless stem.
Habitat: A weed in deciduous woodland, dry river beds, cultivated areas and road sides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Pantropical
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 15 September 2016

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 212. (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, M.L. (1978). Molluginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 543 - 544. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 88.


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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: Mollugo nudicaulis., retrieved 20 August 2017

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