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Useful Tropical Plants

Glinus lotoides

L.

Molluginaceae

+ Synonyms

Glinus dictamnoides Burm.f.

Mollugo glinus A.Rich.

Mollugo hirta Thunb.

Pharnaceum hirtum Spreng.

Common Name: Damascisa

Glinus lotoides
Leaves and flowers
Photograph by: Fagg, M.
Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens
Glinus lotoides Glinus lotoides Glinus lotoides

General Information

Damascisa is a decumbent, semi-prostrate or prostrate spreading annual plant, branched from the base, with stems 15 - 30cm tall.
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for its edible leaves.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
,
451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

Widely spread through the tropics and subtropics, esp. in Africa, Asia, Australia and S. Europe.

Habitat

Woodlands, mixed savannah woodland, grassland, riverine forest, river banks, dry stream beds, sandy soils and roadsides[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.25 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Tender young leaves[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. The leaves are densely hairy[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

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