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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 218. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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About 20 species in temperate Europe, N. and E. Africa and W. Asia.

Literature: Williams F. N. A systematic revision of the genus Herniaria. Bull. Herb. Boiss. 4: 556-570 (1896). Hermann F. Ubersicht uber. die Herniaria-Arten d. Berliner Herbars. Repert. Sp. Nov. 42: 203-224 (1937).

Herniaria incana Lam. is a perennial growing on stony slopes of Mt. Hermon.


 

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Annual or perennial herbs or dwarf-shrubs. Stems prostrate. Leaves opposite, the upper sometimes alternate, sessile or subsessile, with small scarious stipules. Flowers small, hermaphrodite or unisexual, in dense, axillary clusters. Calyx lobes (4-)5. Petals 5, short, subulate-filiform. Stamens 2-5. OvaryA 1-celled, with 1 basal Ovule, borne on a long funicle; style 2-partite to 2-fid. Fruit a subspherical utricle, exserting from or included in calyx. Seeds globular to lenticular, blackish, shining.    

 

 

 
 
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