Drymaria villosa

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Drymaria villosa


Prostrate or ascending annual herbs. Leaves 3-12 mm long, villous or hirsute partic-ularly when young, orbicular to reniform with rounded apex and cordate or truncate base; Stipules entire, up to 1.5 mm long, scarcely distinguishable from the indumentum. Inflorescence terminal, axillary cymes; Sepals ovate-elliptic, finely pilose to nearly glabrous, 2-3.5 mm long. Petals as long as sepals, obtuse or shallowly divided. Stamens (3-)5, the filaments 2-3 mm long, shallowly connate at the base. Capsule ovoid to ellipsoid, 2-3.5 mm long. Seeds numerous, cochleate, rough with minute papillae.


Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present); Sumatera (Sumatera present), Central and South America present, Flores present, Himalayas, tropical Asia
Originating fromCentral and South America, introduced in tropical Asia and the Himalayas; in Malesia found in Sumatra, Java, Celebes and Flores.


Duke, l.c., refers the Malesian material to subsp. villosa and notes that the specimens usually have glabrous sepals.


Duke 1961: p. 226. – In: Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard.: f. 12
Ke Ping 1996: p. 60. – In: Fl. Reip. Pop. Sin.: f. 10: 8-12
N.C. Majumdar 1993 – In: Fl. India: 533
Lu Dequan & M.G. Gilbert 2001 – In: Fl. China: 6
Mizush. 1966: Fl. E. Himal.: 80
Grierson 1987: Fl. Bhutan: 216
Backer & Bakh. f. 1963 – In: Fl. Java: 210
Ohba 1975: Third Report: 31