Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Caryophyllales


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

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs, usually ± succulent. Stipules present or 0. Leaves alternate, opposite or whorled, simple. Inflorescences solitary, cymose, loosely dichasial, in the form of an umbel or cluster. Flowers bisexual, ± actinomorphic. Perianth segments 5, free, persistent. Staminodes often present, sometimes petaloid. Stamens 3-many. Ovary superior, of united carpels; ovules 1, few or many. Fruit an achene, mericarp or loculicidal capsule.

Worldwide: 13 genera and 130 species, in tropical and warm areas, especially South Africa.

Botswana: 5 genera and 18 taxa.

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Corrigiola L.Description
Glinus L.Description
Hypertelis E.Mey. ex FenzlDescription
Limeum L.Description
Mollugo L.Description

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Flora of Caprivi: Molluginaceae
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Molluginaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Molluginaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Molluginaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Molluginaceae
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Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Molluginaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Molluginaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Molluginaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Molluginaceae
Wikipedia: Molluginaceae
Plants of the World Online: Molluginaceae
Tropicos: Molluginaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Family page: Molluginaceae.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=140, retrieved 25 April 2024

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