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
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|1||Stems and leaves tomentose||Glinus lotoides|
|Stems and leaves glabrous or almost so||2|
|2||Perianth segments 4–6 mm long; pedicel usually shorter than the flower||Glinus orygioides|
|Perianth segments 2–3 mm long; pedicel 2–3 times longer than the flower|
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