1. Family: Caryophyllaceae Juss.
    1. Polycarpon Loefl.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa, Southern America, Northern America and Asia-Temperate..

    [FTEA]

    Caryophyllaceae, W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1956

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves often apparently verticillate and with membranous stipules
    Flowers
    Flowers small, in cymes terminating the numerous branches
    Calyx
    Sepals keeled
    Corolla
    Petals up to 5, entire or emarginate, shorter than the sepals
    Stamens
    Stamens 3–5
    Pistil
    Ovary unilocular, with numerous ovules; style with three stigmatic branches
    Fruits
    Capsule 3-valved.
    [FZ]

    Caryophyllaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, often in false whorls; stipules membranous.
    Flowers
    Flowers small in axillary or terminal cymes; bracts membranous.
    Calyx
    Sepals 5, with a broad green keel and membranous margins.
    Corolla
    Petals up to 5, or occasionally absent, entire or emarginate, much shorter than the sepals.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3–5.
    Pistil
    Ovary 1-locular, multiovulate; style short with 3 stigmatic arms.
    Fruits
    Capsule 3-valved.
    Seeds
    Seeds many.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Ascension, Assam, Azores, Baleares, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Colombia, Congo, Corse, Djibouti, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf States, India, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kriti, Lebanon-Syria, Liberia, Libya, Madeira, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Northwest, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Palestine, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Senegal, Sicilia, Sierra Leone, Sinai, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Venezuela, Western Sahara, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Argentina Northwest, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, British Columbia, Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile South, Czechoslovakia, Desventurados Is., Easter Is., Ecuador, Florida, Free State, Georgia, Haiti, Juan Fernández Is., KwaZulu-Natal, New South Wales, Norfolk Is., South Carolina, St.Helena, Texas, Tristan da Cunha, Uruguay

    Polycarpon Loefl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Ash [887], Ethiopia 37250.000

    First published in C.Linnaeus, Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 881, 1360 (1759)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 144.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 2: 881 (1759).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Syst., ed. 10, 881 (1759)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0