1. Family: Caryophyllaceae Juss.
    1. Minuartia Loefl.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Eurasia, Canary Islands to N. Africa, NE. Tropical Africa to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs or even subshrubs, with simple or branched stems
    Leaves
    Leaves very variable in shape and texture, often acicular, subulate, or setaceous and three- (up to seven-) nerved, exstipulate
    Calyx
    Sepals free, 5 (rarely 4), spreading at anthesis
    Corolla
    Petals 5 (rarely 4), or absent, when present generally quite entire or rarely emarginate, contracted to base into a very short claw
    Stamens
    Stamens typically 10 but sometimes reduced in number, provided with glands at the base of the filaments
    Pistil
    Ovary superior, rarely semi-inferior at anthesis, unilocular; styles usually 3
    Fruits
    Capsule with the same number of valves as styles were present in the gynoecium, that is usually 3.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Magadan, Morocco, North European Russi, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen, Yugoslavia

    Minuartia Loefl. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in C.Linnaeus, Sp. Pl.: 89 (1753)

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hiern in J.B. 37: 320 (1899)
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5, 39 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl. 89 (1753)

    Sources

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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