Mollugo nudicaulis Lam., Encycl. 4: 234 1797. (syn. Lampetia nudicaulis (Lam.) Raf.; Pharnaceum bellidifolium Poir. (Unresolved); Pharnaceum spathulatum Sw. (Unresolved));
Paramollugo nudicaulis (Lam.) Thulin (syn: Lampetia nudicaulis (Lam.) Raf.; Mollugo bellidifolia (Poir.) Ser.; Mollugo caespitosa S. Elliot; Mollugo nudicaulis Lam.; Mollugo nudicaulis var. bellidifolia (Poir.) Rohrb.; Mollugo spathulata (Sw.) Kunth; Pharnaceum bellidifolium Poir.; Pharnaceum spathulatum Sw.) as per Catalogue of Life;
Libya (Tibesti), Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Central African Republic, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo (Brazzaville), D.R.Congo (Zaire), Angola, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa (introduced) (Transvaal (introduced)), Swaziland (introduced), Botswana (introduced), Seychelles (introduced), New Caledonia (introduced), China (Hainan, Guangdong), Pakistan (Sind, Baluchistan, Pakistani Punjab, Swat, Hazara), Pakistani Kashmir (Kotli, Azad Kashmir), Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mauritius, Egypt, Saudi Arabia (Asir), Yemen (Tihama, W-Yemen), Socotra, Cape Verde Isl. (Ilha de Maio, Ilha de Sao Tiago), USA (introduced) (Maryland (introduced)), Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Virgin Isl. (Guana, St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, Virgin Gorda), Lesser Antilles (Guadeloupe, St. Lucia, St. Martin) as per Catalogue of Life;
daisy-leaved chickweed, nakedstem carpetweed;

Annual acaulescent herbs. Leaves radical, 2.5-4 x 1.3-2 cm, obovate to spathulate, base attenuate, margin entire, apex rounded , glabrous, subsessile. Cymes terminal, corymbose. Pedicel filiform to 4 mm long. Tepals 5, 2-3 mm long, elliptic, hooded, white. Stamens 3-5; filament c.1.5 mm long. Ovary oblong, 3-lobed, 3-celled; stigmas 3, sessile, flat, spreading, papillose. Capsule c. 2 mm long, ellipsoid. Seeds many, oblique-reniform, reddish-black, thickly tuberculate.

Flowering and fruiting: May-September
Deciduous forest and sandy seacoasts


Plant from Virat nagar Forest Jaipur

Mollugo nudicaulis.

Photo Taken on-18.8.2009

06092013 BRS 513 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. confirmation.
Location: IFGTB Campus, Coimbatore.
Date: 06.09.2013
Habitat : garden
Habit: Herb.

Mollugo nudicaulis.

Mollugo nudicaulis Lam. SN Sep35 :  1 post by 1 author. Attachments (1).
Mollugo nudicaulis Lam, small weed from Thiruvallur district of Tamilnadu

Fwd: Ms/)ctober/2018/3 : Mollugo nudicaulis Id confirmation requested : 11 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1) – 7 Mb.
Please ID the photographs of the plant sent by one of my friends from Chennai. For me it looks like Mollugo nudicaulis. Please confirm the ID or otherwise.

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To me it is M. nudicaulis and thus correctly identified.

matches. agree. nice dpiction of size and details of flowers

Nice image and matching.

i was just perusing some ethnobotany papers and ran into this very interesting use of Molluga nudicaulis by Kani tribals in the eastern parts of the western ghats. they seem to be using it mainly as (in modern interpretation) as anti-inflammatory and seems they make a combination decoction (table 3) with other anti inflammatory plants. not just simple crush and use etc.
their sophistication is evident, i marvel at their knowledge.
Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants commonly used by Kani tribals in Tirunelveli hills of Western Ghats, India – M Ayyanar, S Ignacimuthu Journal of Ethnopharmacology 134 (2011) 851–864
same authors have more papers if you need more

Virat nagar Forest Jaipur- 18.8.2009; ID-DKB169 – indiantreepix | Google Groups

Paramollugo nudicaulis – YS Apr2020-12 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)- 1 high res.
This is Paramollugo nudicaulis (Lam.) Thulin (syn. – Mollugo nudicaulis Lam.)
Fam. – Molluginaceae
Date of Photos – 12th Aug., 2019
Place – Rewari, Haryana

Nice post. Earlier called Mollugo nudicaulis Lam.!

Kindly identify PD:002: 3 images- 1 high res.
Date: 22nd June 2022
Place: Manesar, Haryana

Mollugo sp.