2429.000 Stellaria L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence of terminal dichasial cymes. Flowers usually 5-merous. Sepals free. Petals white, very deeply 2-fid. Stamens 10, or fewer. Styles 3. Capsule opening by 6 valves.

Worldwide: 150-200 spp., cosmopolitan.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Stellaria media

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
mannii Hook. f.EDescription, Image
media (L.) Vill.N,W,C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Stellaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Stellaria
Flora of Zambia: Stellaria

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Stellaria
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Stellaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Stellaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stellaria
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stellaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Stellaria.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=566, retrieved 25 November 2014

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