Arenaria lanuginosa var. lanuginosa

Synonyms: Arenaria lanuginosa var. longipedunculata unknown
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 53.
Stems often 1–10, prostrate to trailing. Inflorescences axillary, solitary flowers. Pedicels straight to widely divergent, often hooked distally in fruit, 25–40 mm. Petals 1/2–3/4 times as long as sepals or absent. 2n = 44 (South America).

Phenology: Flowering spring–summer.
Habitat: Forests, limestone outcrops, moist hummocks, dunes
Elevation: 0-200 m


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Ala., Fla., Ga., La., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va., Mexico, Central America, South America.


Variety lanuginosa occurs through much of Mexico, mostly in the mountainous areas. We find material from the southeastern United States to be indistinguishable from many Mexican specimens.

Variety longipedunculata was described from two populations in Georgia and represents plants with particularly long pedicels, 40–50 mm, but this range overlaps that found otherwise in </i>var.<i> lanuginosa.



Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

AuthorRonald L. Hartman +, Richard K. Rabeler + and Frederick H. Utech +
Authorityunknown +
BasionymsSpergulastrum lanuginosum +
DistributionAla. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, N.C. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Va. +, Mexico +, Central America + and South America. +
Elevation0-200 m +
HabitatForests, limestone outcrops, moist hummocks, dunes +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
Introducedtrue +
PhenologyFlowering spring–summer. +
Publication titlein C. F. P. von Martius et al., Fl. Bras. +
Publication year1872 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V5/V5 104.xml +
SynonymsArenaria lanuginosa var. longipedunculata +
Taxon familyCaryophyllaceae +
Taxon nameArenaria lanuginosa var. lanuginosa +
Taxon parentArenaria lanuginosa +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 5 +