Paramollugo nudicaulis (Lam.) Thulin

This species is accepted, and its native range is Africa to Sinai, SW. Arabian Peninsula, Afghanistan to China (Guangdong).

[FWTA]

Molluginaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
An erect glabrous annual, 3–10 in. high
Ecology
In waste places
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers greenish-white.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual or short-lived perennial herb with numerous erect or ascending inflorescences arising from a stemless whorl of basal leaves
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves sessile or nearly so, oblanceolate to obovate, 9–50 x 2–11(–27) mm, base cuneate, tip rounded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers solitary; pedicels up to 1–1.5 cm long Cymes often trichotomous, pedunculate, up to 7.5–20 cm high; bracts up to 2 mm long, membranous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals white, 1.7–2.5 mm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–5
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 3-valved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 0.5–0.7 mm long, papillate, black.
Distribution
N1; S1 pantropical.
Ecology
Altitude range 175–1400 m.

[FTEA]

Aïzoaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1961

Morphology General Habit
A glabrous herb with a rosette of basal leaves and erect or ascending cymosely-branched leafless inflorescences, 2.5–35 cm. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves all radical, oblanceolate or obovate, entire, rounded at apex, narrowed to a sessile or subpetiolate base, 9–40 mm. long, 2–27 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of several (rarely 1, sometimes many) forking branches arising from the crown. Branches leafless, bearing at the nodes only inconspicuous membranous brownish lanceolate bracts about 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers greenish, pedicellate, solitary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5; stamens 3–5, hypogynous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels 3, styles 3, short.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds compressed, ovate, granular.
Habitat
A weed of roadsides and of open and waste places and cultivated ground; 0–1800 m.
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K7 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T8 U1 pantropical

[FZ]

Molluginaceae, M. L. Gonçalves. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
A small glabrous pale green herb with a rosette of basal leaves and erect or ascending branching leafless inflorescences, up to 30 cm. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves many, fleshy, all radical, more or less appressed to the ground; laminas 6–67 × 2–20 mm., oblanceolate or obovate, entire, rounded at apex, narrowed to a sessile or sub-petiolate base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of several 2–3-forked branches, erect or ascending, arising from the basal rosette; branches bearing at nodes only inconspicuous membranous brownish lanceolate bracts c. 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers c. 3 mm. long, greenish or whitish, solitary, on pedicels 1–1·5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth-segments 5, greenish or whitish with brownish keel.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–5.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels, styles and stigmas 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds compressed, ovate, black, finely granular.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, China Southeast, Comoros, Congo, Djibouti, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Aldabra

Paramollugo nudicaulis (Lam.) Thulin appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 1, 2016 Leeuwenberg, A. [8903], Cameroon Mollugo nudicaulis K000608095 No
Jan 1, 2006 Ranaivojaona, R. [1442], Madagascar Mollugo nudicaulis K000607662 holotype Yes
Jan 1, 1988 Lowe, R.T. [37], Cape Verde Mollugo nudicaulis K001134120 No
Jan 1, 1988 Cardoso, J. [153], Cape Verde Mollugo nudicaulis K001134116 No
Jan 1, 1988 Forsyth [s.n.], Cape Verde Mollugo nudicaulis K001134118 No
Jan 1, 1988 Lowe, R.T. [s.n.], Cape Verde Mollugo nudicaulis K001134119 No
Jan 1, 1988 Bolle, C. [s.n.], Cape Verde Mollugo nudicaulis K001134117 No
Ash [933], Ethiopia Mollugo nudicaulis 36279.000 No
Scott Elliot, G.F. [2978], Madagascar Mollugo nudicaulis K000232028 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 648], Myanmar Mollugo nudicaulis K001111472 Yes
Hufrenot, D. [s.n.], Senegal Mollugo nudicaulis K001134114 Yes
Kotschy, T. [47], Senegal Mollugo nudicaulis K001134115 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 648], Bangladesh Mollugo nudicaulis K001111473 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 648] Mollugo nudicaulis K001111474 Yes
Hooker, J.D. [163], Cape Verde Mollugo nudicaulis K001134113 Yes

First published in Taxon 65: 786 (2016)

Accepted by

  • Yao, G. (2019). Taxonomic revision of Chinese Molluginaceae. Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany 27: 713-720.

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