Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves alternate or opposite, often clustered. Flowers solitary or in small clusters (dichasia) opposite leaves, in axils, or terminating branches; perianth segments 5, equal, free; stamens 3–20; staminodes often present; ovary 3–5-locular; styles as many as locules. Fruit a membranous, loculicidal capsule. Seeds with a white caruncle and a slender funicle which largely encircles the seed.

About 12 species in tropical and warm-temperate countries; 3 species in Australia.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1996). Molluginaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
family Molluginaceae
Higher taxa
genus Glinus
Subordinate taxa