Stellaria palustris

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Stellaria palustris


Perennial herb. Leaves glabrous, sessile, lamina linear, 10-15 by 1-2 mm, base cuneate, apex acute. Inflorescences few-flowered, glabrous; Flowers erect. Sepals oblong, 3-4 mm long, with scarious margin. Petals elliptic-oblong, shorter than sepals, divided almost to the base. Stamens 10; Ovules many per ovary; Seeds many per capsule, lenticular, dark brown, rugose.


Asia present, Asia-Tropical: New Guinea (Irian Jaya present), Australasia, Europe present, Papua New Guinea present
Europe, Asia, Australia. In Malesia only found in a few places in New Guinea, both in Irian Jaya and in Papua New Guinea.


Chater & Heywood 1993 – In: Fl. Eur., ed. 1: 163
Chen Shilong & R.K. Rabeler 2001 – In: Fl. China: 23
Wu Zhengyi & Ke Ping 1996: p. 133. – In: Fl. Reip. Pop. Sin.: f. 13: 4-7
Edgew. & Hook. f. 1874 – In: Fl. Brit. India: 233
Chater & Heywood 1964 – In: Fl. Eur., ed. 1: 135
Ehrh. ex Retz. 1795: Fl. Scand. Prod., ed.2: 106
Benth. 1863 – In: Fl. Austr.: 158