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Glinus lotoides Loefl.
Family Molluginaceae
Glinus lotoides Loefl. APNI*

Description: Prostrate to spreading annual or short-lived perennial forming mats to 1 m diam.

Leaves alternate and/or opposite, elliptic to obovate, to 20 mm long, acute to obtuse, hairy; petiolate.

Flowers in groups of c. 4, shortly pedicellate. Perianth segments 6–8 mm long, white. Stamens 8–18, usually with some bifid staminodes.

Capsule 5-locular.


Habitat
Photo J. R. Hosking

Habit
Photo J. R. Hosking

Herbarium
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Distribution and occurrence: Widespread in drier areas, especially in saline conditions or areas of high nitrogen such as stockyards and stock camps.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
AVH map***

Text by S. W. L. Jacobs & J. Highet
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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