Mollugo verticillata

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Mollugo verticillata


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.


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

Common Name

English (French Guiana): sulumonti