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Mollugo nudicaulis Lam.

Distribution

    Distribution
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    Distribution: S. America, tropical Africa, Ceylon, India and W. Pakistan.
    Distribution in Egypt
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    Sinai.

    Global Distribution
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    Tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

Morphology

    Comments
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    A summer annual found up to 1500 m. alt. s.m.
    Description
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    Herbs acauline. Leaves all in a basal rosette, sessile; leaf blade elliptic-spatulate or obovate-spatulate, 1-5 × 0.8-1.5 cm, base attenuate, apex obtuse. Inflorescence a dichasium arising from a rosette of basal leaves, spreading; peduncle and pedicel wiry, stiff. Tepals 5, yellowish white, oblong, 2-3 mm. Stamens 3-5. Ovary subglobose, 3-loculed; stigmas 3, very short. Capsule subovoid or ellipsoid, ca. as long as persistent tepals. Seeds numerous, black, subreniform, granulose, 0.5-0.7 mm. Fl. and fr. almost year-round. 2n = 54.
    Description
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    Annual up to 22 cm tall. Leaves basal, 1.5-6.0 cm long, 6-16 mm broad, spathulate to oblanceolate, glabrous, attenuate. Flowers in dichasial cymes; scapes slender, glabrous; involucral bracts ovate-oblong, 1-2 mm long, scarious; pedicels up to 1.4 cm long. Sepals oblong, 2.5-3.0 mm long, mucronate, imbricate persistent. Filaments c. 1 mm long, persistent, anthers less than 1 mm long, sub-globose. Ovary sub-globose, 1.5 mm long. Stigmas 3, short, curved. Capsule as long as the sepals, sub-globose, dehiscing by 3 valves. Seeds less than 1 mm, muricate, minutely strophiolate, black and shiny.

Habitat

    Habitat & Distribution
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    Sandy seashores, open places, ruderal of sandy soils;; low elevations. Guangdong, Hainan [Afghanistan, India, Pakistan; tropical Africa, W Indies (Cuba), Pacific Islands (New Caledonia)].

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