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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Molluginaceae
Genus: Glinus
Species: G. bainesii – G. herniarioides – G. lotoides – G. microphyllus – G. oppositifolius – G. orygioides – G. radiatus – G. runkewitzii – G. sessiliflorus – G. setiflorus

Glinus L. Sp. Pl. 1: 463. (1753)

Type species: Glinus lotoides L. Sp. Pl. 1: 463. (1753)


Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 463. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2017. Glinus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Apr. 21. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Glinus. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 21 2017.
Thulin, M., Moore, A.J., El-Seedi, H., Larsson, A., Christin, P.A. & Edwards, E.J. 2016. Phylogeny and generic delimitation in Molluginaceae, new pigment data in Caryophyllales, and the new family Corbichoniaceae. Taxon 65(4): 775–793. DOI: 10.12705/654.6 Full text PDF from ResearchGate Reference page.

Glinus is a genus of tropical and subtropical plants in the family Molluginaceae. Plants of this genus are sometimes called sweetjuice. They are squat annual herbs with fuzzy to hairy green herbage. The fruit is a capsule containing many kidney-shaped seeds. Some species are used as herbal remedies and some are eaten as food.

Selected species

Glinus herniarioides
Glinus lotoides
Glinus oppositifolius
Glinus radiatus

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