2449.000 Spergula L.

Description of the genus

Annual herbs. Stipules scarious, caducous. Leaves opposite (but contracted lfy branches in the axils make them appear whorled), linear, sessile. Inflorescence of loose, terminal dichasia. Flowers 5-merous. Sepals free, with membranous margin. Petals entire. Stamens 10. Styles 3 or 5. Capsule 3-5-valved. Seeds with a narrow winged margin.

Worldwide: 6 species in temperate zones (1 endemic to N Patagonia)

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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arvensis L.C,EDescription

Other sources of information about Spergula:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Spergula.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=569, retrieved 17 September 2019

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