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Taxon: Montia fontana L.

Genus: Montia
Family: Montiaceae. Also placed in: Portulacaceae
Nomen number: 24566
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:87. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 04-Apr-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Apr-2003
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Northern Africa: Morocco
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire [e.]
    Western Asia: Turkey
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Buryatia [s.], Irkutsk [s.], Yakutia-Sakha [n.]
    Malesia: Indonesia - Irian Jaya; Papua New Guinea
    Australia: Australia - New South Wales [s.e.], South Australia [s.], Tasmania, Victoria
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland
    East Europe: Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Russian Federation - Arkhangelsk, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Komi, Leningrad, Moscow, Murmansk, Nenets, Novgorod, Tver, Vologda, Yaroslavl
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Subarctic America: Canada - Northwest Territory, Yukon Territory; Greenland; United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec; St. Pierre and Miquelon
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia, Manitoba
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California, Nevada, Utah
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • naturalized elsewhere




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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (30 August 2015)

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