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|Family: Molluginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, hairs generally forked or stellate. 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.
Species In Genus: 6 species: tropics, subtropics. Etymology: (Greek: sweet juice)
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael A. Vincent & Wayne R. Ferren, Jr.
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to GlinusPrevious taxon: Molluginaceae
Next taxon: Glinus lotoides
Citation for this treatment: Michael A. Vincent & Wayne R. Ferren, Jr. 2016. Glinus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10649, accessed on April 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 30, 2016.