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Pakistan | Family List | Caryophyllaceae | Cerastium

3. Cerastium glomeratum Thuill., Fl. Par. ed. 2, 226. 1799. Schischk. in Kom.. l.c. 450; P.D. Sell & F.H. Whitehead in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 1:144. 1964; Zohary, Fl. Palest. 1:121. 1966; J. Cullen, l.c.; Stewart, l.c.


  • Cerastium viscosum L.
  • Cerastium vulgatum var. glomeratum (Thuill.) Edgew. & Hook. f.

    Annual, 10-35 cm. Stem simple or branched, ± erect to ascending hirsute. pilose, often on one side. Leaves 10-20 x 3-7 mm, obovate elliptic to lanceolate. elliptic, sparsely or densely pilose, ± glandular, apex acute to subacute, base sessile. Bracts herbaceous. Pedicel densely glandular-pilose, shorter or as long as the calyx. Flowers in terminal cymose heads. Sepals 4-5 mm, lanceolate. Glandular-pilose, margins and apex scarious, often tinged purple. Petals white, as lung as or slightly shorter than the sepals. boilbed at apex. Capsule 1½-2 times the calyx length. teeth flat with revolute margins. Seeds sharply tuberculate.

    Fl. Per.: April-July.

    Type: France, Paris, dans le bois do Bologne; a Vincennes at ailleurs Thuiller (P?).

    Distribution: Cosmopolitan.

    In Pakistan the species occurs commonly in Hazara and Gilgit from 780-3000 m. Often weedy. This species is variable in the density of glandular hairs, in the leaf shape and the size of petals.


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