African Plant Database

Cerastium fontanum Baumg.
Protologue : Enum. Stirp. Transsilv. 1: 425
Information on the genus : Cerastium
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cerastium caespitosum subsp. fontanum (Baumg.) Schinz & Thell. (1905)
 Cerastium fontanum Baumg. subsp. fontanum
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Cerastium caespitosum subsp. alpestre auct.
=Cerastium vulgatum var. alpestre H. Lindb. (1845)
=Cerastium caespitosum var. mauretanicum Maire (1945)
Taxon infra-specific
Cerastium fontanum Baumg. subsp. fontanum
Cerastium fontanum subsp. vulgare (Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet (1982)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Downy perennial herb, branching at the base, the stems mostly dense cushions; stems to 22 cm long (usually shorter, sometimes
Ecology : Damp grassland; 2300-2600 m alt. Temperate regions of the world; in Africa only known in Sudan and S. Africa (Natal), Lesotho; nearest locality in Cyprus.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 1: 178 (1984).
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 1 1: 237 
  • Tutin, T. G. (1993). Flora Europaea [ed. 2] 1: 171
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, J. MATHEZ, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (1999). Flore pratique du Maroc. vol. [1] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 1: 217
  • VALDÉS, B., REJDALI, M., ACHHAL EL KADMIRI, JURY, J. L. & J. M. MONTSERRAT (2002). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification. I. 1: 152
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Record n°129022 modified 2007-04-30
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