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 species, cosmopolitan.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Stellaria media

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

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

Other sources of information about Stellaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Stellaria
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Stellaria
Flora of Malawi: Stellaria
Flora of Mozambique: Stellaria
Flora of Zambia: Stellaria

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stellaria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Stellaria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Stellaria
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Stellaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Stellaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stellaria
JSTOR Plant Science: Stellaria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stellaria
Plants of the World Online: Stellaria
Tropicos: Stellaria
Wikipedia: Stellaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Stellaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=566, retrieved 25 June 2024

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