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Family Molluginaceae

Description: Scarcely succulent annual herbs or rarely shrubs.

Leaves often pseudoverticillate, opposite or spiral, stiples membraneous.

Flowers bisexual, either solitary or in cymes; perianth deeply 5-lobed.

Fruit a capsule with a persistent calyx; dehising by transverse slits; seeds reniform with or without an aril.


Distribution and occurrence: World 11 genera; c. 100 species Native of tropical, especially southern Africa, to warm temperate areas; often weedy. Australia, widespread. NSW 4 genera (1 genus naturalised).

External links:
Angiosperm Phylogeny Website (Family: Molluginaceae, Order: Caryophyllales)
Wikipedia

Formerly included in Aizoaceae.

 Key to the genera 
1Leaves alternate or radicalMacarthuria
At least some leaves opposite or in whorls or pseudowhorls2
2Seeds without a aril; stamens 3–5Mollugo
Seeds with a aril; stamens 3–20
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Glinus

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