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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subarctic Northern Hemisphere to Ethiopia, Mexico to S. South America.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Herbs or subshrubs, mostly small
Morphology Leaves
Leaves ovate to linear, without stipules
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in dichasial cymes or, often, apparently solitary in leaf axils, usually 5-merous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals present, entire or nearly so, white or pink
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens usually 10, occasionally some not developing
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 3(–5), free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule opening by 6 (or 8 or 10) apical teeth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds reniform, several to many.
Distribution
A genus of about 180 species altogether, most numerous in temperate Asia but also in North America and extending into the mountains of South America and Africa.

[FTEA]

Caryophyllaceae, W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1956

Morphology General Habit
Herbs or, rarely, subshrubs, mostly small and often prostrate, tufted, or cushion-like in habit
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, ovate, lanceolate, or linear, exstipulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or in dichasial cymes, usually pentamerous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals free
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals entire or slightly emarginate or dentate, white or pink
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10 or fewer by reduction
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary unilocular; styles free, usually 3
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule opening by 6 (rarely 8 or 10) teeth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds several to numerous, reniform.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, Bulgaria, California, Cambodia, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Central European Rus, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Colorado, Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, Florida, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Gulf States, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Labrador, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Louisiana, Madeira, Magadan, Manchuria, Manitoba, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Mongolia, Morocco, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Mexico, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, North Carolina, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Québec, Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South Carolina, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon

Introduced into:

Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, KwaZulu-Natal, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Primorye, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Uruguay, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Arenaria Ruppius ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 423 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. G. Gilbert [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • McNeill in Notes R. B. G. Edinburgh 24: 285–288 (1963).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5, 193 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl. 423 (1753)

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0