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.

Botswana: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bainesii (Oliv.) Pax
lotoides L. var. lotoides Description, Image
lotoides L. var. virens FenzlDescription, Image
oppositifolius (L.) DC. var. oppositifolius Description, Image

Other sources of information about Glinus:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Glinus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Glinus
Flora of Malawi: Glinus
Flora of Mozambique: Glinus
Flora of Zambia: Glinus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Glinus

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Glinus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=552, retrieved 19 June 2024

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