Cerastium glomeratum Thuill.

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Cerastium glomeratum

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Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Common names: Sticky mouse-ear (English)
Annual herb to 30 cm, glandular-hairy at least above. Leaves: basal oblanceolate to obovate, stem leaves sessile, broadly ovate or elliptic-ovate, with long silky hairs. Petals about equalling or shorter than the sepals, white, apex 2-fid for up to 1/4 of the petal length.
Derivation of specific name: glomeratum: clustered
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Flowering time:Mainly Jun - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Cosmopolitan temperate and tropical weed.
Malawi distribution:
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 125. (Includes a picture).

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.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Caryophyllaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 347 - 349. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cerastium glomeratum
African Plant Database: Cerastium glomeratum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cerastium glomeratum
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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: Species information: Cerastium glomeratum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123260, retrieved 22 July 2024

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