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Pakistan | Family List | Molluginaceae

Mollugo Linn., Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 1754. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:662. 1879; Kashyap, Lab. Dist. Fl. 119.1936; Jafri, Fl. Kar. 118.1966; J. Cullen in Davis, Fl. Turk. 2:346. 1967.

Mollugo pentaphylla

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

Branched herbs. Leaves simple, pseudo-verticillate or alternate or basal, stipulate. Flowers small, in axillary clusters, cymes or racemes. Sepals 5, persistent. Stamens 3-5, rarely more; staminodes occasional. Ovary 3-5 locular, with many ovules on axile placentas. Stigmas 3. Capsule 3-5 locular, membranous, dehiscing loculicidally. Seeds several, rarely 1 in each locule, reniform.

A genus of 20 species, tropical and sub-tropical. Represented in W. Pakistan by 3 species.

1 All leaves radicle. Seeds minutely strophiolate   Mollugo nudicaulis
+ Leaves cauline and ramal. Seeds not strophiolate   (2)
2 (1) Leaves linear. Seed coat reticulate   Mollugo cerviana
+ Leaves elliptic-lanceolate. Seed coat granulate   Mollugo pentaphylla

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