2433.000 Sagina L.

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 species in northern temperate zones and on mountains in the tropics.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Sagina apetala

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
apetala Ard.C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Sagina:

External websites:

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

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: Sagina.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=568, retrieved 20 June 2024

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