1. Family: Caryophyllaceae Juss.
    1. Arenaria Ruppius ex L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. & Subarctic Northern Hemisphere to Ethiopia, Mexico to S. South America.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Herbs or, rarely, subshrubs, mostly small and often prostrate, tufted, or cushion-like in habit
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, ovate, lanceolate, or linear, exstipulate
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or in dichasial cymes, usually pentamerous
    Calyx
    Sepals free
    Corolla
    Petals entire or slightly emarginate or dentate, white or pink
    Stamens
    Stamens 10 or fewer by reduction
    Pistil
    Ovary unilocular; styles free, usually 3
    Fruits
    Capsule opening by 6 (rarely 8 or 10) teeth
    Seeds
    Seeds several to numerous, reniform.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, Bulgaria, California, Cambodia, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Central European Rus, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Colorado, Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, Florida, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Gulf States, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Labrador, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Louisiana, Madeira, Magadan, Manchuria, Manitoba, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Morocco, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Mexico, Newfoundland, Nicaragua, North Carolina, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Québec, Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South Carolina, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Utah, Venezuela, Virginia, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon

    Introduced into:

    Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, KwaZulu-Natal, Maine, Maryland, Masachusettes, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Primorye, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Uruguay, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

    Arenaria Ruppius ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 423 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5, 193 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl. 423 (1753)

    Sources

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

    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