Stellaria australis

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Stellaria australis


Perennial or annual herb, rooting at the nodes, up to 80 cm. Leaves glabrous to hirsute; Inflorescence few-flowered; Sepals ovate-oblong to narrowly elliptic, 3-4 mm long; Stamens with filaments c. 2 mm, anthers yellow. Ovary with 3 ovules; Seed one per capsule, c. 1 mm, smooth.


Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa present); Sulawesi (Sulawesi present), Lombok present
In Malesia: Java, Lombok, Celebes.


1 The one collection from Celebes deviates in the hairs placed in one line on the internodes, and the glabrous leaves. 2. Stellaria australis is closely related to S. delavayi Franch. from Yunnan and to S. paniculata Edgew. from the Himalayan region with its southern limit in northern Thailand and Indochina. A closer study of these species throughout their distribution range is needed.


Miq.: Pl. Jungh.: 395
Miq. 1855 – In: Fl. Ned. Ind.: 1055
Backer & Bakh. f. 1963 – In: Fl. Java: 208
Backer 1911: Schoolfl. Java: 83
Steenis 1972: Mount. Fl. Java: f. 6