Drymaria cordata var. cordata

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Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 11.
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Illustrator: Barbara Alongi
Plants annual, herbaceous, glabrate to glandular-puberulent, often densely so in inflorescences, not glaucous. Stems prostrate and spreading, branched, rooting at some nodes, 20–60+ cm. Leaves opposite; stipules persistent, divided into 3–5 subulate to filiform segments, 1–2 mm; petiole 2–15 mm; blade orbiculate to reniform, 0.5–2.5 cm × 5–25 mm, base cordate to rounded, apex rounded to acute. Inflorescences axillary and terminal, mostly open, 5–15+-flowered cymes. Pedicels shorter to longer than subtending bracts at maturity. Flowers: sepals with weak veins arcing outward at midsection and ± confluent apically, lanceolate to ovate (herbaceous portion similar), 2–4(–5) mm, ± equal, apex acute to acuminate (herbaceous portion similar), not hooded, glabrous or with ± sessile glands; petals 2-fid for 3/4+ their total length, 2–3 mm, 1/2–2/3 times as long as sepals, lobes 1-veined, vein unbranched, linear, trunk absent, base abruptly tapered, apex rounded to acute. Seeds dark reddish brown, snail-shell-shaped, 1–1.5 mm; tubercles prominent, rounded. 2n = 24 (Africa, India), 36 (South America, Taiwan).

Phenology: Flowering year-round.
Habitat: Lawns, gardens, disturbed areas
Elevation: 10-30 m

Distribution

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Fla., Ga., La., Miss., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, introduced in tropical areas of the Old World.

Discussion

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

AuthorRonald L. Hartman +
Authorityunknown +
BasionymsHolosteum cordatum +
DistributionFla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Miss. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +, South America + and introduced in tropical areas of the Old World. +
Elevation10-30 m +
HabitatLawns, gardens, disturbed areas +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
Introducedtrue +
PhenologyFlowering year-round. +
Publication titlein J. J. Roemer et al.,Syst. Veg. +
Publication year1819 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V5/V5 4.xml +
Taxon familyCaryophyllaceae +
Taxon nameDrymaria cordata var. cordata +
Taxon parentDrymaria cordata +
Taxon rankvariety +
VolumeVolume 5 +