Entry for GLINUS oppositifolius (L.) A. DC. [family MOLLUGINACEAE]
KENYA Machakos District Kiambere, 20 Nov. 1951, Kirrika 154!KENYA Kilifi, 13 Feb. 1946, Jeffery K466!TANGANYIKA Lushoto District Mkomazi, about 3 km. NE. of Lake Manka, 1 May 1953, Drummond & Hemsley 2347!;TANGANYIKA Uzaramo District Dar es Salaam, Nov. 1892, Hoist 4149!;TANGANYIKA Rufiji District Utete by R. Rufiji. 2 Dec. 1955, Milne-Redhead & Taylor 7521!ZANZIBAR Zanzibar Is., July 1873, Hildebrandt 907!ZANZIBAR Pemba, near Ole, 26 Oct. 1929, Vaughan 899!
Mollugo serrulataSond. [family MOLLUGINACEAE], in Linnaea 23: 15 (1850). Type: South Africa, Natal, Gueinzius 138 (S, holo.)
An upright, spreading or prostrate very nearly glabrous diffuse subsucculent herb; branches 5–80 cm. long. Leaves opposite or apparently verticillate, petiolate, 10–51 mm. long (including petiole of 0–5 mm.), 4–12.5 mm. broad, the blade narrowly elliptic, oblanceolate-elliptic, oblanceolate-oblong or oblong-ovate, plane, entire or denticulate, subacute or acute and obscurely apiculate at apex. Flowers inconspicuous, greenish or pinkish white, in rather lax fascicles at the nodes, 1–15 per node, the pedicels 4.5–18.5 mm. long. Sepals 5, free; staminodes 0–4, bifid; stamens 4–10. Ovary of 3 united carpels. Fruiting calyx 1.5–2.5 mm. broad, 3.5–5 mm. long. Fig. 5/8–9, p. 14.
Flora of Tropical East Africa, page 1, (1961) Author: C. Jeffrey