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Taxon: Cerastium fontanum Baumg. subsp. vulgare (Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet

Genus: Cerastium
Family: Caryophyllaceae subfamily: Alsinoideae tribe: Alsineae.
Nomen number: 407889
Place of publication: Willdenowia 12:37. 1982
Name verified on: 12-Mar-1997 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Jun-2008
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

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Common names:

  • mouse-ear chickweed   (Source: F Canada [as C. vulgatum]) – English
  • céraiste commun   (Source: F NAmer [as C. fontanum]) – French
  • Quellen-Hornkraut   (Source: Zander Ency [as C. fontanum]) – German
  • hönsarv   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea; Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India [n.]; Nepal; Pakistan
    Indo-China: Vietnam
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    Southern Africa: Lesotho; South Africa
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Malesia: Indonesia - Java; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Subarctic America: Greenland
    Canada
    United States
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia - Austral Islands; Pitcairn
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Hispaniola
    Northern South America: Venezuela - Merida
    Western South America: Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile

      Other:
  • exact native range obscure

References:


Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Cerastium fontanum Baumg. subsp. vulgare (Hartm.) Greuter & Burdet:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds or fruits: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
More:
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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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: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?407889 (21 November 2014)

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