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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa to Australasia.
Glossostigma trichodes

[FTEA]

Scrophulariaceae, S.A. Ghazanfar, F.N. Hepper & D. Philcox. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2008

Morphology General Habit
Small creeping perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or whorled, entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers axillary, solitary, ebracteolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx campanulate, 3-4-toothed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tube equalling the calyx
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2 (in Flora area) or 4; filaments erect; anthers bithecate, thecae parallel, diverging at base; staminodes absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigma dilated above into a broad stigmatic lamella
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit capsular, 2-locular; dehiscence loculicidal, manyseeded, covered by the persistent calyx
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds compressed.
Note
All species are moss-like herbs of wet places and can be easily overlooked.

Native to:

Bangladesh, Cameroon, Chad, India, Kenya, Mali, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Niger, Northern Territory, Queensland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Australia, Sri Lanka, Tasmania, Victoria, Vietnam, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode I.

Glossostigma Wight & Arn. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 18: 355 (1836)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Nov. Act. Nat. Cur. 18: 355 (1836). Nom. cons.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Nova Acta Acad. Leop.-Carol. 18: 355 (1836), nom. conserv.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0