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Published In: Neues Magazin fur Aerzte 5: 203. 1783. (Neues Mag. Aerzte) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/12/2012)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project data     (Last Modified On 9/16/2015)
Area distribution:

About 3-6 species, of western and central Europe and the Mediterranean.


Phenetically and chromosomally related to the genus Cerastium.


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Glabrous, glaucous annual herbs with rigid stems. Leaves linear or oblong-lanceolate. Flowers 4-5-merous, solitary or in few-flowered spreading cymes. Bracts white-margined. Sepals lanceolate, acute with broad white membranous margins. Petals entire or denticulate at apex, white or blue. Stamens (4-)8-10; styles (3-) 4 (-5), opposite the sepals. Capsule straight, dehiscing with twice as many short obtuse teeth as styles. Seeds nomerous, reniform, papillose.


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