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Pakistan | Family List | Caryophyllaceae | Polycarpon

Polycarpon prostratum (Forssk.) Aschers. & Schweinf. ex Aschers. in Osterr. Bot. Zeitschr. 39. 128. 1889; Turrill, Caryophyllaceae in Turill & Milne-Redhead, Fl. Trop. E. Afr. 5.1956; Tackholm, Stud. Fl. Egypt. 401.1956; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 249.1972.


  • Alsine prostrata Forssk.
  • Polycarpon depressum (L.) Rohrb.
  • Polycarpon loeflingii (Wight & Am.) Benth.

    Probably perennial, with many stems arising from a woody base. Stems white, woody, ascending to ± erect. Leaves apparently in whorls, 4-6 x 2 lanceolate to obovate, woolly; stipules lanceolate. Inflorescence congested. Bracts ovate, completely scarious. Sepals 2.5-3 mm, greenish with scarious Stamens 3. Seeds brown, c. 0.3-0.5 mm, oblong.

    Holotype: Egypt, near Cairo, Forsskal (C).

    Distribution: Africa, tropical Asia, India, Pakistan.

    The only record of this species is given by R. R. Stewart, l.c. from Hazara. I have not seen the specimen.


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