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4. Minuartia meyeri (Boiss.) Bornm. in Beih. Bot. Centrabl. 27(2): 313. 1910. Schischkin in Kom., Fl. URSS. 6:489. 1936; Mizushima in Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 114. 1960; Zohary, Fl. Palest. 1:115. Pl. 156. 1966; McNeill in Davis, Fl. Turk. 2:53. 1967.


  • Alsine meyeri Boiss.
  • Arenaria meyeri Edgew. ex Hook. f.

    Annual, 5-10 cm, glandular-pubescent. Stems many, greyish-green, branching from the base. Leaves 5-15 x 1 mm, linear, acute, almost spiny, usually 7-nerved, with 3 prominent veins, ciliate at the base. Flowers in congested dichasial cymes. Pedicels shorter than the calyx. Calyx campanulate. Sepals 5-6 mm, unequal, lanceolate-acuminate, with scarious indurated margins, glandular-pubescent, 3-nerved. Petals white, ovate oblong, shorter than the calyx. Capsule oblong, shorter the calyx. Seeds finely tuberculate.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Syntype: From Georgia and Lebanon (G).

    Distribution: W. Syria, Turkey, Palestine, Caucasus, Afghanistan & Pakistan.

    A distinct species with indurated calyx and dense dichasial heads. Found in the western borders of Pakistan in Baluchistan and Kurram.


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