Mollugo verticillata

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Mollugo verticillata

<<<Capsules>Seeds>Shape>Length

0.5-0.6 mm1
1. 005-003-002-001

<<<Leaves>Blade>Apex>Shape

obtuse to acute, tapering to base2
2. 002-002-004-001

<<<Leaves>Blade>Basal blade>Shape

oblanceolate, narrowly obovate or spathulate3
3. 002-002-001-001

<<<Leaves>Blade>Cauline blade>Shape

oblong-linear, spathulate-lanceolate or linear4
4. 002-002-002-001

<<Capsules>Seeds>Colour

dark to light brown or orange5
5. 005-003-003

<<Capsules>Seeds>Seed number

numerous6
6. 005-003-001

<<Capsules>Seeds>Shape

cochleate-reniform, , flattened7
7. 005-003-002

<<Capsules>Seeds>Texture

smooth or papillose8
8. 005-003-004

<<Habit>Stems>Length

to 30(-60) cm long9
9. 001-001-001

<<Inflorescences>Pedicels>Length

3-15 mm long10
10. 003-003-002

<<Inflorescences>Pedicels>Shape

filiform11
11. 003-003-001

<<Leaves>Blade>Apex

apex .12
12. 002-002-004

<<Leaves>Blade>Basal blade

basal blade13
13. 002-002-001

<<Leaves>Blade>Cauline blade

cauline blade14
14. 002-002-002

<<Leaves>Blade>Dimensions

5-35 x 0.8-13 mm15
15. 002-002-003

<<Sepals>Shape>Dimensions

1.8-3 x 0.5-1.8 mm16
16. 004-002-001

<<Sepals>Stamens>Length

to 1.5 mm long17
17. 004-006-002

<<Sepals>Stamens>Stamen number

3(4-5)18
18. 004-006-001

<Capsules>Dimensions

2.5-3 x 1.5 mm19
19. 005-002

<Capsules>Seeds

seeds , , , longitudinally ridged, .20
20. 005-003

<Capsules>Shape

ovoid, ellipsoid or reniform21
21. 005-001

<Habit>Stems

stems often dichotomously branched, and prostrate-spreading, or ascending, .22
22. 001-001

<Inflorescences>Flower number per inflorescence

(1-)2-5(-18)23
23. 003-002

<Inflorescences>Pedicels

pedicels , , usually shorter than leaves.24
24. 003-003

<Inflorescences>Position

axillary25
25. 003-001

<Leaves>Blade

, , ,26
26. 002-002

<Leaves>Whorl number per node

3-6 or more27
27. 002-001

<Sepals>Colour

green on veins, with white margin28
28. 004-004

<Sepals>Petals

petals usually absent;29
29. 004-005

<Sepals>Sepal number

530
30. 004-001

<Sepals>Shape

ovate, oblong or elliptical, , acute or obtuse31
31. 004-002

<Sepals>Stamens

stamens , .32
32. 004-006

<Sepals>Vein number

3-veined33
33. 004-003

Capsules

Capsule , ;34
34. 005

Common Name

English (French Guiana): sulumonti

Description

Annual herb; stems often dichotomously branched, and prostrate-spreading, or ascending, to 30(-60) cm long. Leaves in whorls or pseudowhorls of 3-6 or more per node, sessile; basal blade oblanceolate, narrowly obovate or spathulate, cauline blade oblong-linear, spathulate-lanceolate or linear, 5-35 x 0.8-13 mm, apex obtuse to acute, tapering to base. Inflorescence an axillary fascicle or umbellule, of (1-)2-5(-18) flowers; pedicels filiform, 3-15 mm long, usually shorter than leaves. Sepals 5, ovate, oblong or elliptical, 1.8-3 x 0.5-1.8 mm, acute or obtuse, 3-veined, green on veins, with white margin; petals usually absent; stamens 3(4-5), to 1.5 mm long. Capsule ovoid, ellipsoid or reniform, 2.5-3 x 1.5 mm; seeds numerous, cochleate-reniform, 0.5-0.6 mm, flattened, dark to light brown or orange, longitudinally ridged, smooth or papillose.

Distribution

Cosmopolitan present, Guianas present
Cosmopolitan weed; 56 specimens seen, all from the Guianas (GU: 10; SU: 23; FG: 23).

Habit

Annual herb;35
35. 001

Individuals Association

Guyana, Atkinson Field, East Bank Demerara, Harrison et al. 1765 Suriname, Gonsoetoe-soela, Marowijne R., Geijskes 193 Marouini R., Hoff 5244 Suriname, Lawa R., Versteeg 272 Guyana, Waranama Ranch, Intermediate Savannahs, Berbice R., Harrison et al. 1071 Suriname, Tibiti Savanne, near village, Lanjouw & Lindeman 1818 Awara, near carbet Tiouka, Lescure 635 Guyana, St. Francis Mission, Mahaicony R., Davis 101 Jardin de Montjoly, E de Cayenne, Feuillet 579

Inflorescences

Inflorescence an fascicle or umbellule, of flowers;36
36. 003

Leaves

Leaves in whorls or pseudowhorls of per node, sessile;37
37. 002

Sepals

Sepals , , , ;38
38. 004