Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: Trans-Pecos mountains of Texas, 3 counties of New Mexico, and northern Mexico. Kartesz includes Fla. in range.

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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Plants annual; taproot slender. Stems decumbent, much-branch-ed, 4-sided, 15-70 cm, softly glan-dular-pubescent. Leaves petiolate (proximal) or sessile (distal), flaccid; blade ovate to deltate, 1-4.5 cm × 6-28 mm, base cordate, truncate, or rarely abruptly rounded, margins entire, apex acuminate, glabrous, rarely ciliate on margins. Inflorescences terminal, (3-)5-35-flowered cymes; bracts sessile, foliaceous, lanceolate to ovate, 3-30 mm, distally reduced. Pedicels ascending to spreading, sometimes deflexed in fruit, slender, 5-20(-30) mm, softly glandular. Flowers 3-8 mm diam.; sepals 5, with prominent midrib, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 4-5 mm, to 8 mm in fruit, margins narrow, scarious, apex acuminate, blunt, pubescent on midrib, ± ciliate on margins; petals 4-5, 2-8 mm, shorter than to 2 times as long as sepals, blade apex deeply emarginate with 2 narrow lobes; stamens 3-8; styles 3, ascending, outwardly curved, 1.5-3 mm. Capsules green, transparent, ovoid, 4-6 mm, ± equaling sepals, apex obtuse, opening by 6 valves, recurved at tip; carpophore absent. Seeds reddish brown, round, 1-1.2 mm diam., covered with prominent, stalked glands. 2n = 26, 52.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Alsine cuspidata (Willdenow ex Schlechtendal) Wooton & Standley
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Type Information

Holotype for Stellaria montana Rose, nom. illeg.
Catalog Number: US 1391170
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Original publication and alleged type specimen examined
Sex/Stage: ; Flowering and Fruiting
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): E. Palmer
Year Collected: 1890
Locality: Sierra de los Alamos, Sonora., Sonora, Mexico, North America
  • Holotype: Rose, J. N. 1891. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 1 (4): 93.
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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: In moist soil in shade and on north-facing legdes, crevices, and at base of cliffs (Correll and Johnston, 1970).

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Stellaria cuspidata

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 cuspidata

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

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G4 - Apparently Secure

Reasons: Rank is based on distribution data rather than actual EO tally. More information is needed to further distinguish rank.

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Notes

Comments

Petal length, along with sepal and capsule size and shape, vary in the two subspecies. Although they appear to be distinct in the southern United States, in Mexico where their ranges overlap, plants of uncertain identification are frequently encountered.
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