Overview

Distribution

Gansu, Shanxi [Japan, Mongolia, Russia; Europe].
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Herbs annual, sparsely glandular pubescent. Stems 45--50 cm tall, diffuse and decumbent, quadrangular, sparsely branched at base. Basal leaves petiolate, ovate, small; middle cauline leaves with petiole 2--4 cm; leaf blade oblong-ovate, 2--4 × 2--3(--4) cm, both surfaces sparsely pubescent, base cordate, apex acuminate; distal leaves shortly petiolate, small, sessile to semiclasping. Flowers in terminal, sparse cymes; bracts ovate, herbaceous. Pedicel 2--3 cm, slender, with white soft hairs. Sepals 5, lanceolate, 5--8 mm, outside sparsely pubescent, apex acute. Petals slightly longer than sepals, 2-cleft nearly to base. Stamens 10, slightly shorter than sepals. Styles 3, linear. Capsules ovoid, 1.5--2 × as long as persistent sepals. Seeds numerous, brown, suborbicular, ca. 1 mm in diam., tuberculate. Fl. May--Jun, fr. Jun--Jul. 2n = 26.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Stellaria nemorum var. bracteata Fenzl; S. diversiflora Maximowicz var. gymnandra Franchet; S. nemorum var. subebracteata Fenzl.
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Ecology

Habitat

Grassland slopes; 2100--2700 m.
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Associations

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Foodplant / spot causer
synnema of dematiaceous Phacellium anamorph of Phacellium episphaerium causes spots on live leaf of Stellaria nemorum

Foodplant / parasite
hypophyllous telium of Puccinia arenariae parasitises live leaf of Stellaria nemorum

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Stellaria nemorum

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Stellaria nemorum

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 11
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Stellaria nemorum

Stellaria nemorum, also known by the common name wood stitchwort, is a stoloniferous perennial, herbaceous flowering plant in the genus Stellaria of the pink family Caryophyllaceae. It is native to Europe[1] and thrives in wet places of deciduous forests, such as beech forests. It reaches a height of 60 cm and blooms from May to September. The flowers are white, with 5 deeply bifid petals, 10 stamens and 3 styles.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stace, C.A. (2010). New flora of the British isles (Third ed.). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. p. 450. ISBN 9780521707725. 


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