Sagina donatioides

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Sagina donatioides


Perennial herb up to 1 cm, forming dense cushions, sometimes with a few longer shoots up to 3 cm. Leaves linear, glabrous or cili-ate along margin in lower part and on the lower side, 2-7 by 1-2 mm on the tufted, short branches, up to 12 by 1.5 mm on the elongate shoots; Flowers terminal, solitary; Sepals 5, glabrous or with scattered hairs on the outer side, linear ovate, 4 by 2 mm, apex acute, base thickened and saccate, margins involute. Petals 5, glabrous, broadly ovate or suborbicular, 5-6 by 2.5-3 mm. Stamens 10, c. 3.5 mm, filaments glabrous, slender. Ovary glabrous, ovoid; Capsule glabrous, ovoid-cylindrical, 2.5-3 mm long, opening by 5 obtuse valves. Seeds reniform, 0.5 mm, light brown with dark brown papillae.


Asia-Tropical: New Guinea endemic, Mt Victoria present, Papua New Guinea present
In Malesia: endemic to New Guinea, only known from the type locality and vicinity of Mt Victoria, Papua New Guinea.


Mattf. 1938 – In: Bot. Jahrb. Syst.: 271
P. Royen 1982: p. 2347. – In: Alpine Fl. New Guinea: f. 698