1. Family: Caryophyllaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Minuartia Loefl.
      1. Minuartia filifolia (Forssk.) Mattf.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, N. Tanzania (Mt. Hanang), Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A perennial plant, subshrubby at the base, very much branched with branches that are more or less woody below and slender and herbaceous in the upper part, up to 2.5 dm. in total length, with internodes very short and shortly pubescent in the young shoots, elongating and becoming glabrous with age.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, especially aggregated towards the ends of the herbaceous branches or tufted on short axillary shoots, subulate-acicular but usually curved outwards, acute, somewhat widened and connate at the base, 5–10 mm. long, 0.1–0.2 mm. wide near the middle, glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal on the branches, 1–6-flowered, pedicels 3–6 mm. long, glandular-pubescent.
    Calyx
    Sepals narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, 6 mm. long, 3-nerved, glabrous except slightly glandular-pubescent at base on outside.
    Corolla
    Petals about as long as sepals, white.
    Ovary
    Ovary triangular-ovoid with three styles.
    Fruits
    Capsule with 3 valves.
    Figures
    Fig. 8.
    Habitat
    Crevices and cracks on exposed lava cliffs; in upland moor, 3670 m.
    Distribution
    T2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Eritrea, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen

    Minuartia filifolia (Forssk.) Mattf. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 17, 1970 Gilbert, M.G. [1789], Ethiopia K000313497
    Oct 4, 1842 Alsine schimperi K000313495
    Steudner. [583] Alsine schimperi K000313493

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 15: 93 (1922)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Turrill, W.B. (1956). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Caryophyllaceae: 1-38.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • F. W. Andr., Fl. Pl. A.-E. Sudan 1: 86 (1950).
    • Mattfeld in F. Fedde, Repertorium Speciorum Novarum Regni Vegetabilis Beih. 15: 93 (1922).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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