Description of the genus
Small, annual or perennial, often
tufted, herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves linear-subulate,
opposite and connate. Inflorescence of dichasial cymes or (in ours)
solitary and terminal. Flowers 4-5-merous. Sepals free.
Petals minute, white, entire, sometimes 0. Stamens as many as or
twice as many as the sepals. Styles 4-5, alternating with the
sepals. Capsule splitting to the base into as many valves as styles.
Worldwide: c.20 spp. in northern temperate zones and on mountains in the tropics.
Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.
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Other sources of information about Sagina:
(electronic Plant Information Center): SaginaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: SaginaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for SaginaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): SaginaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Sagina.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=568, retrieved 24 July 2016