Sagina apetala Ard.

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Sagina apetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Common names: Annual pearlwort (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Introduced
Very small annual herb, often mistaken for a moss. Leaves needle-like. Flowers pale green; petals absent; sepals 4.
Notes: Division E added based on my 1991 record
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Habitat: A weed of moist gardens.
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Worldwide distribution: Native of Europe
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 32.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sagina apetala
African Plant Database: Sagina apetala
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Sagina apetala
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sagina apetala
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sagina apetala
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sagina apetala
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sagina apetala
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Sagina apetala
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sagina apetala
Ispot Southern Africa: Sagina apetala
JSTOR Plant Science: Sagina apetala
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sagina apetala
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sagina apetala
The Plant List (version 1.1): Sagina apetala
Tropicos: Sagina apetala

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Sagina apetala., retrieved 17 March 2018

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