2430.000 Cerastium L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, sessile. Inflorescence of terminal, cymose clusters. Flowers 4-5-merous. Sepals free. Petals white, emarginate or 2-fid up to halfway, sometimes 0. Stamens usually 5 (in ours). Styles 5, opposite the sepals. Capsule longer than the sepals, opening by twice as many short teeth as styles.

Worldwide: c.100 spp., almost cosmopolitan.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Cerastium glomeratum

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
glomeratum Thuill.C,EDescription, Image
indicum Wight & Arn.E

Other sources of information about Cerastium:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cerastium
Flora of Mozambique: Cerastium

External websites:

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

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: Cerastium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=567, retrieved 23 October 2014

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