Glinus lotoides L.
var. virens Fenzl

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Glinus lotoides var. virens

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

Glinus lotoides var. virens

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

Glinus lotoides var. virens

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

Glinus lotoides var. virens

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

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Synonyms: Mollugo glinus A. Rich. var. virens (Fenzl) Oliv.
Mollugo hirta Thunb. var. virens sensu Hiern
Common names: Ginina (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Siamukwalu (Tonga: Zimbabwe)
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.
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: (metres) Up to 1440 m
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in the Old World tropics and subtropics
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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 FZ 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.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Glinus lotoides var. virens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=122910, retrieved 28 November 2014

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