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Genus Glinus Family Molluginaceae

Description: Annual or perennial herbs.

Leaves alternate or opposite.

Inflorescence a dichasium, axillary. Perianth segments 5, free, white or with tinges of pink or green. Stamens 3–20, often some staminodes present. Ovary superior, 3–5-locular; styles 3–5.

Capsule delicate, dehiscing loculicidally; seeds numerous, carunculate.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 12 species, tropical & warm-temp. regions. Australia: 3 species, all mainland States.

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & J. Highet
Taxon concept:

 Key to the species 
1Stems and leaves tomentoseGlinus lotoides
Stems and leaves glabrous or almost so2
2Perianth segments 4–6 mm long; pedicel usually shorter than the flowerGlinus orygioides
Perianth segments 2–3 mm long; pedicel 2–3 times longer than the flower
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Glinus oppositifolius

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