African Plant Database

Glinus oppositifolius (L.) Aug. DC.
Protologue : Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2 1: 552, 559 (1901)
Information on the genus : Glinus
Basionym : Mollugo oppositifolia L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Glinus oppositifolius (L.) Aug. DC. var. oppositifolius
 Mollugo oppositifolia L. (1753)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Mollugo glinoides A. Rich. (1847)
=*Pharnaceum mollugo L.
=Glinus mollugo (L.) Fenzl
=Glinus denticulatus (Guill. & Perr.) Fenzl
=Glinus spergula (L.) Steud.
=Mollugo serrulata Sond.
=Mollugo spergula L. (1759)
=Mollugo denticulata Guill. & Perr.
Taxon infra-specific
Glinus oppositifolius (L.) Aug. DC. var. oppositifolius
Glinus oppositifolius var. lanatus Hauman
Glinus oppositifolius var. glomeratus Gonç.
Glinus oppositifolius var. parvifolius Hauman
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Upright, spreading or prostrate, diffuse subsucculent annual leaves in rosette and 1-3 flowers; leaves 3-5 mm long.
Ecology : Woodlands, savannas, wet hollows and river banks; weed of cultivation; especially on sandy soils; 0-1200 m alt. Comprises 4 vars.: oppositifolius, glomeratus M. L. Gonçalv., lanatus Hauman, parvifolius Hauman S. Africa, Namibia; tropical regions.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Wild flow. Victoria Falls area: 83 (2009)
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
carte afrique num 129728
Record n°129728
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