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Pakistan | Family List | Caryophyllaceae | Holosteum

Holosteum umbellatum L., Sp. Pl. 88. 1753. Burkill, Work. List Pl. Baluch. 12. 1908; Edgew. & Hook. f. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:227. 1874: Muraveva in Kom., Fl. URSS, 6:457. 1936; Walters in Tutin et al. l.c.; Coode in Davis, l.c.; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 245. 1972.


Annual herb.10-20 (-25) cm. Stem erect, usually simple, many, arising from base. variably glandular. hairy, viscid. Basal leaves spathulate to oblanceolate, subacute, base narrowed into a petiole. Cauline leaves sessile. Leaves usually glabrous on surfaces, ± glandular on the margins. Flowers inclined when young. Sepals 4-5 mm, ovate, with a broad scarious margin, densely glandular. Petals white, as long or longer than the sepals. Capsule exceeding the sepals. Seeds minutely tuberculate.

1 Middle of stem glandular-hairy; usually glabrous or hairs sparse below. Stamens usually 3-5   Holosteum umbellatum var. umbellatum
+ Entire plant, except the leaf surface, with dense glandular hairs. Stamens usually 8-10   Holosteum umbellatum var. glutinosum

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