Stellaria vestita

Description

Perennial, richly branched herb. Leaves ± sessile, ovate-oblong, narrowly elliptic, acute, stellately haired on both sides, (1-)3-3.5(-5) by 0.3-1.2 cm. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, lax cymes; Sepals ovate-narrowly elliptic to triangular, 4-6 mm, stellately haired and with scarious margin. Petals deeply bilobed with divergent lobes, as long as sepals or slightly shorter. Stamens 10, filaments enlarged towards the base, inserted on a disc, as long as sepals. Ovary spherical or ovoid; Capsule as long as calyx, dehiscing by 6 valves. Seeds reddish brown, oblong, 0.6 mm, rugose.

Distribution

Asia-Temperate:, Taiwan (Taiwan present) Asia-Tropical:, East Himalaya (Bhutan present); India present; Jawa (Jawa present); New Guinea present; Philippines (Philippines present); Vietnam (Vietnam present) Himalayan region: present Japan: present Luzon: present Mt Tengger: present Myanmar: present N Thailand: present Nepal: present Russia: present Semeru: present southern China: present
Widely distributed from India in the Himalayan region, Russia (Siberia), Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, southern China to Japan, Taiwan, N Thailand and Vietnam. In Malesia: in Java (Mt Tengger and Semeru), the Philippines (Luzon), and New Guinea.

Citation

Chen Shilong & R.K. Rabeler - in Fl. China. 2001: 16
Wu Zhengyi & Ke Ping - in Fl. Reip. Pop. Sin. 1996: f. 25: 1-8
Mizush. - in J. Jap. Bot. 1963: 153
K. Heyne, Nutt. Pl. Indon. 1950: 614
N.C. Majumdar - in Fl. India. 1993: 590
Backer & Bakh. f. - in Fl. Java. 1963: 207
Kurz - in Fl. Thailand. 1992: 422
Steenis, Mount. Fl. Java. 1972: f. 8
Steenis, Mount. Fl. Java. 1972: f. 8
Mizush. - in J. Jap. Bot. 1957: 245
Miq. - in Fl. Ned. Ind. 1855: 1054
Backer, Schoolfl. Java. 1911: 83
Kurz - in Hara, Fl. E. Himal. 1. 1966: 85
Backer & Bakh. f. - in Fl. Java. 1963: 207
Ying - in Fl. Taiwan, ed. 2. 1996: f. 381
Ohba, Third Report. 1975: 35
Hara - in Enum. Flow. Pl. Nepal. 1979: 58
Hiepko & Schultze-Motel, - in Mensch, Kultur und Umwelt Zentr. Bergl. West-Neuguinea. 1981: 30
Mizush. - in J. Jap. Bot. 1957: 250
Grierson - in Fl. Bhutan. 1987: 206
Hayata - in J. Jap. Bot. 1959: 238
Pham-hoàng Hô - in Ill. Fl. Vietnam. 1991: f. 2627
Craib - in Fl. Siam. Enum. 1925: 108
Merr. - in Enum. Philipp. Flow. Pl. 1923: 138
Gagnepain - in Fl. Gén. Indo-Chine. 1943: 241
K. Larsen - in Fl. Camb., Laos & Vietnam. 1989: f. 10, 14
Koord. - in Exk. Fl. Java. 1912: 211
Liu & Ying - in Fl Taiwan. 1976: 353
Edgew. & Hook. f. - in Fl. Brit. India. 1874: 232
Merr. & Perry - in J. Arnold Arbor. 1942: 386
Hayata - in Icon. Pl. Form. 1911: 71

Synonymy

Stellaria vestita Kurz in J. Bot. 11: 194. 1873
    • Lectotype: J. Anderson s.n. (CAL).
    • Type: J. Anderson s.n. (K).
  • =Stellaria saxatilis Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, Prod. Fl. Nepal.: 215. 1825
    • Type: Hamilton s.n.
  • =Stellaria laxa Merr. in Bull. Philip. Govt. Lab. Bur. 29: 12. 1905
    • Unknown type category: Elmer 6612 (PNH).
    • Unknown type category: Elmer 6612.
  • =Stellaria stellato-pilosa Hayata in J. Coll. Sci. Univ. Tokyo 26: 58. 1908
    • Lectotype: Kawakami & Mori 2258 (TI).
  • =Stellaria hamiltoniana N.C. Majumdar in J. Ind. Bot. Sci. 44: 142. 1965
    • Type