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Leaves and flowers.. Copyright Australian Plant Image Index (APII). Photographer: M. Fagg.
Herbarium specimen. Copyright DERM
Glinus oppositifolius (L.) Aug.DC.
Candolle, R.E.A. de (1901) Bulletin de l'Herbier Boissier Series 2 1: 559. Type: ?.
Mollugo oppositifolia L., Species Plantarum 1: 89(1753), Type: Habitat in Zeylona.
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.
Features not available.
Distribution and Ecology
Occurs in WA, NT, CYP, NEQ, CQ and NSW. Altitudinal range from near sea level to 600 m. Grows in swampy places in stream beds on alluvial soil or on mud in rainforest margins, Melaleuca forest, various types of woodland and in grassland. Also known from Africa and Asia.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)