2430.000 Cerastium L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, sessile. Inflorescence of terminal, cymose clusters. Flowers 4-5-merous. Sepals free. Petals white, emarginate or 2-fid up to halfway, sometimes 0. Stamens usually 5 (in ours). Styles 5, opposite the sepals. Capsule longer than the sepals, opening by twice as many short teeth as styles.

Worldwide: c.100 species, almost cosmopolitan.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
glomeratum Thuill.Description, Image
indicum Wight & Arn.S

Other sources of information about Cerastium:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cerastium
Flora of Mozambique: Cerastium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cerastium
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cerastium

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Cerastium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=567, retrieved 25 April 2024

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