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Annual [ perennial herb, shrub], glabrous or hairy.
Stem: prostrate to erect.
Leaf: simple, generally basal and cauline, alternate, opposite, or whorled, entire, ( fleshy), petioled [not]; stipules 0 or small, deciduous.
Inflorescence: axillary or terminal cyme [ umbel] or flowers 1; flowers pedicelled or not.
Flower: generally bisexual, small, radial; sepals 4–5, free or fused, persistent; corolla 0 or small (= staminodes); stamens 2–25, free or fused basally, on hypanthium, alternate sepals, petal-like or not; nectary a ring; ovary superior, chambers 3–5, placentas generally axile, styles 1 or 3–5, generally free.
Fruit: 3–5-valved capsule [ achene].
Seed: 1 or more per chamber, reniform to lenticular, arilled or not.
14 genera, 125 species: generally tropics, subtrop, especially Africa. [Boetsch 2002 Castanea 67:42–53] —Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Unabridged references: [Boetsch, J. R. 2002. The Aizoaceae and Molluginaceae of the southeastern United States. Castanea 67: 42–53.]
Key to Molluginaceae
Annual, hairs generally forked or stellate.Key to Glinus
Stem: prostrate to ascending, branched from base.
Leaf: whorled [ alternate], entire [toothed]; blade base tapered, tip broadly rounded to acute; stipules 0.
Inflorescence: axillary, flowers 3–15, pedicel 0–3 mm.
Flower: flask- or bell-shaped; sepals 5, fused basally, margins wide- scarious; petals 0 [5–20]; stamens 3–20, free or fused in groups, outer sterile; style 0 or short, stigmas 3–5.
Fruit: 3–5-valved, included in calyx, ellipsoid.
Seed: many, minute, smooth or tubercled; aril coiled around seed.
6 species: tropics, subtrop. (Greek: sweet juice)
Stem: 0.5–3.5 dm.
Leaf: petiole 1–7 mm; blade 0.5–3 cm, obovate to round, ± gray-green.
Inflorescence: flowers 3–15.
Flower: sepals 3.5–4.5 mm, lanceolate, keeled, stellate-tomentose.
Fruit: 3.5–4.5 mm.
Seed: 0.4–0.6 mm, orange-brown, tubercles black or not.
2n=36. Uncommon. Moist or seasonally dry margins of wetlands; < 1000 m. North Coast Ranges, Great Central Valley, San Francisco Bay Area, Outer South Coast Ranges, South Coast, Western Transverse Ranges, San Gabriel Mountains, Peninsular Ranges;
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Next taxon: Glinus radiatus
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Citation for an individual treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] [year]. [Taxon name] in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, [URL for treatment]. Accessed on [month, day, year].
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