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Pakistan | Family List | Caryophyllaceae | Minuartia

1. Minuartia picta (Sibth. & Sm.) Bornm. in Beih. Bot. Central. 1911. McNeill in Davis, Fl. Turk. 2:43. 1967; Zohary, Fl. Palest. 1:116. t. 159. 1966; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 248. 1972.


  • Alsine filiformis Labill.
  • Alsine picta (Sibth. & Sm.) Fenzl.
  • Arenaria picta Sibth. & Sm.
  • Stellaria filiformis (Sibth. & Sm.) Mattfeld

    Small tufted annual, 6-10 cm tall. Stems often branching at the base, many, spreading, glandular-pubescent. Leaves basally congested, fasciculate on the shoots, 10-20 mm, linear to setaceous, sharply acute, pungent. Flowering stems glabrous with ± ciliate bases, slender, usually leafless. Inflorescence with spreading branches. Bracts and bracteoles minute, scarious. Sepals 1.5-2 mm long, glabrous, ovate, obscurely nerved, with wide scarious margins. Petals pink in bud, opening white, 1½-2 times the length of calyx, oblong, apex entire or emarginate. Capsule ovoid, about twice the length of calyx.

    Fl. Per.: May.

    Type: (Cyprus) in insulae Cypri campestribus, Sibthrop (BM).

    Distribution: S.W. Asia, Iran, Cyprus, Palestine, Syria, Turkey.

    Rare. Collected only once from Baluchistan.


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