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3. Spergularia diandra (Guss.) Heldr. & Sart. in Herb. Grase. Norm. 492. 1124. Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:733.1867; Burkill, Work. List Fl. Pl. Baluch. 12. 1908; Blatter & Fernandez in J. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. 36 (4):960.1933; in Kitam., Fl. Pl. W. Pak. & Afghan. 52.1964; Zohary, Fl. Pales. t. 173.1966; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 253. 1972; J. A. Ratter in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 144.31.1980.


  • Alsine diandra Guss.
  • Arenaria diandra Guss.

    Annual or biennial herb. Stem branching from the base, slender, 6-25 cm, ascending, glabrous or sparsely pubescent, sometimes glandular. Leaves 5-20 x 0.5 to subulate, glabrous, usually with out axillary leaf fascicles. Stipules scarious, triangular, not prominent. Flowers in lax racemose cymes. Pedicels very slender, 1-3 times the calyx, sparingly glandular or glabrous. Sepals 2.5-3 mm, ovate-lanceolate, glabrous or sparsely glandular, with greenish scarious margins. Capsule 2-3 mm, ovoid, as long as or slightly exceeding the sepals. Seeds 0.4-0.6 mm, dark to black, obovoid with sharp tubercules, wings absent.

    Fl. Per.: March-April.

    Type: Described from Europe, Hb. Linn. 585/20 (LINN).

    Distribution: Mediterranean Europe, N. Africa, S. W. & E. Asia.

    Commonly found in Baluchistan; a smaller, slender plant than the previous species.


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