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Spergularia rubra (L.) J. Presl & C. Presl
Protologue : Flora Chechica 94 (1819)
Information on the genus : Spergularia
Basionym : Arenaria rubra L.
Status for NA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Spergula rubra (L.) Bartl.
Status for SA : rejected (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : rejected (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Arenaria rubra L. (1753)
 Spergula rubra (L.) D. Dietr. (1840)
 Spergularia rubra (L.) J. Presl & C. Presl subsp. rubra
 Lepigonum rubrum (L.) Wahlb. (1820)
 Spergula rubra (L.) Bartl. (1832)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Arenaria rubra var. campestris L.
=Spergularia campestris (L.) Asch. (1859)
=Spergula rubra subsp. campestris (L.) Maire (1932)
=Spergularia radicans J. Presl & C. Presl (1822)
=Spergularia amurensis Pomel (1874)
=Spergularia rubra var. amurensis (Pomel) Batt. (1888)
=*Spergularia rubra var. campestris (Willk.) Batt. (1888)
Taxon infra-specific
Spergularia rubra (L.) J. Presl & C. Presl subsp. rubra
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb, 10-25 cm tall; stems usually many, decumbent or very flexible, whence arise sessile or pedicillate inflorescences
Ecology : Sandy or gravelly damp ground. Europe; Asia; N. America.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht up to 0.3 states: EC, WC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 205 (2006).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Battandier, J.A & L.C. Trabut (1888). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(1): 160 
  • PAMPANINI, R. (1931). Prodromo della Flora Cirenaica.
  • Med-Checklist 1: 285 (1984).
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 1 1: 218
  • Fl. Iberica 2: 158 (1990).
  • Tutin, T. G. (1993). Flora Europaea [ed. 2] 1: 188
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 78 (1999).

Bibliography other :
  • López, G.G. (2010). Sobre el género Spergula L. [Incl. Spergularia (Pers.) Pers. ex J. Presl &C. Presl, nom. cons.] (Caryohyllaceae) y sus especies en la península ibérica e Islas Baleares. Lagascalia 30: 17
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Record n°13370 modified 2008-07-18
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