African Plant Database


Cerastium octandrum Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 1: 45 (1847)  
Information on the genus : Cerastium
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cerastium octandrum Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. octandrum (1847)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Cerastium octandrum var. hirsutum Möschl
=Cerastium octandrum var. humile (Schweinf.) Möschl
=*Cerastium simense Hochst.
=Cerastium caespitosum var. simense Engl.
=*Cerastium caespitosum auct. p.p., non Gilib. (F.C.B.R.-U.)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Cerastium octandrum Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. octandrum (1847)
Cerastium octandrum var. scandens (Engl.) Cufod.
Cerastium octandrum var. adnivale (Chiov.) Möschl
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or perennial herb, sometimes with rather compact habit Zambes. 7 (1): 40, 1985); the true C. tenuicaulis is restricted to
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Ecology : Species extremely plastic; habit varies greatly with the habitat; comprises 2 vars. [var. adnivale (Chiov.) Möschl. Streams, roadsides, bogs, moor and bushland; grassland; colonizing disturbed ground; 1860-4300 m (-4500 var. adnivale) alt.
  Tropical Arabia.
 
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Map
carte afrique num 177212
 
Record n°177212 modified 2007-05-03
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