Plant Diversity ›› 2012, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (2): 155-156.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1143.2012.11127

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A New Variety of Spergularia (Caryophyllaceae) from Zhejiang, China

 CUI  Da-Lian-1, MA  Yu-Xin-1, HAN  Hong-2   

  1. 1 Marine Science College, Zhejiang Ocean University, Zhoushan 316004, China;
    2 Zhejiang A & F University, Hangzhou 311300, China
  • Received:2011-09-02 Online:2012-04-25 Published:2011-12-01


Spergularia marina var. cleistogama, a new variety of Caryophyllaceae from Zhejiang Province, China is described and illustrated. It is similar to S.marina var. marina, but differs by having triangularovate stipules, unequally width of sepals, and 0-4 petals, a few of which may change into stamens. It is also characterized by its cleistogamous flowers, pistils with 0.2-0.3mm long gynophores, 5-7 stamens, capsules wrapped with persistent calyxes, and ovate, flat seeds.

Key words:  Spergularia marina var. cleistogama, New variety

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