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Pakistan | Family List | Caryophyllaceae | Cerastium

8. Cerastium tomentosum L., Sp. Pl. 1:440. 1753. Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:726. 1867; Stewart, l.c.


Perennial up to 40 cm. Stem erect to ascending, white tomentose. Leaves linear-lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, covered with dense white woolly pubescence. with scarious margins. Flowers in cymes. Sepals 6-7 mm, tomentose. Petals twice the length of the sepals. Capsule teeth flat with revolute margins.

Fl. Per.: May-June.

Syntype: 603.27 LINN, Herb. Burser XI: 106b(UPS).

Distribution: Cultivated.

Distinct from other Cerastium species in its dense white pubescence. Cultivated and also found as an escape.


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