Glinus oppositifolius (L.) Aug.DC.
  • Bull. Herb. Boissier


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Glinus oppositifolius (L.) Aug.DC. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000703723. Accessed on: 20 Oct 2020'

General Information

Herbs 10-40 cm, much branched, pilose or subglabrous. Leaves in pseudowhorls of 3-6 or opposite; leaf blade spatulate-oblanceolate or elliptic, 1-2.5 cm × 3-6 mm, base attenuate, margin with sparse teeth, apex obtuse or acute. Pedicel 5-14(-18) mm, slender. Flowers usually 2-7 in a cyme. Tepals greenish white, yellowish, or milky-colored, oblong, 3-4 mm, margin membranous, 3-veined. Stamens 3-5. Styles 3(or 4). Capsule ellipsoid, slightly shorter than persistent tepals, 3- or 4-valved. Seeds chestnut-brown, subreniform, granulose; strophiole ca. 1/5 as long as seed, claviform. Fl. and fr. almost year-round. 2n = 36.

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    Diagnostic Description

    Very variable in the size and width of the leaves.

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    Morphology

    Greenish flowers.

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    A herb of moist sandy places

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    Sepals 5, free; staminodes 0–4, bifid; stamens 4–10.

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    Leaves opposite or apparently verticillate, petiolate, 10–51 mm. long (including petiole of 0–5 mm.), 4–12.5 mm. broad, the blade narrowly elliptic, oblanceolate-elliptic, oblanceolate-oblong or oblong-ovate, plane, entire or denticulate, subacute or acute and obscurely apiculate at apex.

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    Flowers inconspicuous, greenish or pinkish white, in rather lax fascicles at the nodes, 1–15 per node, the pedicels 4.5–18.5 mm. long.

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    Fig. 5/8–9, p. 14.

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    An upright, spreading or prostrate very nearly glabrous diffuse subsucculent herb; branches 5–80 cm. long.

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    Ovary of 3 united carpels.

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    Fruiting calyx 1.5–2.5 mm. broad, 3.5–5 mm. long.

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    Fruit up to 5 mm. long.

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    Leaves opposite or in whorls of 4–6, unequal; laminas 5–40 × 2–18 mm., lanceolate, obovate, spathulate, elliptic-oblong to almost orbicular, entire or obscurely serrulate in upper 1/2; apex usually acute, often mucronate; base cuneate, gradually narrowed into a short pedicel; young leaves with a few hairs on midrib, glabrescent, sometimes with many appressed woolly crisped white hairs in axils and on lamina.

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    Ovary of 3 united carpels; stigmas 3.

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    Flowers small, whitish or cream, in groups of 1–? at nodes, on pedicels 2–14 mm. long.

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    Seeds dark brown with rows of small tubercles; aril less than 1/3 the length of the seed.

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    Decumbent or prostrate creeping herb, glabrous or with appressed hairs especially on youngest parts or in axils, with many stems up to 50 cm. long.

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    Perianth-segments 5, up to 5 mm. long, free, persistently surrounding the fruit.

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    Stamens 3–10.

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    Staminodes 0.

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    Glabrous or with a few appressed hairs on the youngest parts. Stems up to 50 cm long, with internodes 1-3 cm long. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 4-6, unequal, obovate to elliptical-oblong, 1-3 cm long, 0.4-1 cm wide, acute and often mucronate at the tip, at the base gradually narrowed to a short petiole, the edges entire or obscurely serrulate in the upper half. Young leaves with a few hairs on the midrib below, the older glabrous. Flowers in groups of 3-6, on pedicels 4-8 mm long. Perianth segments 3-5 mm long, green with a brown streak outside, white or pinkish inside, the outer flat, the inner cucullate and slightly keeled. Stamens 3-5, occasionally 10. Staminodes wanting. Stigmas 3. Seeds dark brown, with small tubercles in lines, the aril less than a third the length of the seed.

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    Habitat

    On damp open soil, in riverbeds, vleis, etc.

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    Distribution

    Natal and Lowveld. Throughout Central Africa, in all the adjoining territories.

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     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
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