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Glinus oppositifolius (L.) Aug.DC.
Family Molluginaceae
Glinus oppositifolius (L.) Aug.DC. APNI*

Description: Prostrate annual to c. 50 cm diam., glabrous.

Leaves opposite and/or alternate, obovate to oblanceolate, to c. 30 mm long, obtuse; shortly petiolate.

Perianth segments white or tinged with pink. Stamens 3–5. Carpels 3; styles 3.

Seeds numerous.


Habit
Photo J. R. Hosking

Flower
Photo J. R. Hosking

Herbarium
Sheet

Distribution and occurrence: Widespread but not common, in beds of ephemeral watercourses.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.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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