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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Molluginaceae
Genus: Mollugo
Species: M. brasiliensis – M. brevipes – M. crockeri – M. cubensis – M. disticha – M. enneandra – M. flavescens – M. floriana – M. pinosia – M. snodgrassii – M. ulei – M. verticillata

Mollugo L. Sp. Pl. 1: 89. (1753)

Type species: Mollugo verticillata L. Sp. Pl. 1: 89. (1753)


Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum 1: 89.
Christenhusz, M.J.M., Brockington, S.F., Christin, P.A. & Sage, R.F. 2014. On the disintegration of Molluginaceae: a new genus and family (Kewa, Kewaceae) segregated from Hypertelis, and placement of Macarthuria in Macarthuriaceae. Phytotaxa 181(4): 238–242. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.181.4.4 Full text PDF from ResearchGate Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2017. Mollugo. 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 on the internet. Accessed: 2017 Apr. 21. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Mollugo. 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.

Vernacular names
English: Carpet Weeds

Mollugo is a genus in the flowering plant family Molluginaceae. It comprises a few dozen species of herbaceous plants, including Mollugo verticillata, carpetweed or green carpetweed.
Selected species

Mollugo cerviana
Mollugo gracillima
Mollugo nudicaulis
Mollugo pentaphylla
Mollugo verticillata

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