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Capriofilaceae - Arenaria ?

Observed: 13th April 2013 By: fransjemanfransjeman’s reputation in Plantsfransjeman’s reputation in Plantsfransjeman’s reputation in Plantsfransjeman’s reputation in Plants
Capriofilaceae - Arenaria 1 (617x640)
Capriofilaceae - Arenaria 2 (415x640)
Capriofilaceae - Arenaria 3 (640x363)
Capriofilaceae - Arenaria 4 (447x640)

From the leaves, I thought first Stellaria, but this one has 5 pistils, so is it an Arenaria ?
Height: 20 cm

Species interactions

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Species with which A Mouse Ear (Cerastium) interacts


martinjohnbishop's picture

It would be good to have

It would be good to have pictures of the habitat and the whole plant as in this case it is key to know if the plant is an annual or a perennial. I have assumed it is an annual in making the identification.

Capriofilaceae is not a family I recognise. This is a good site for current ideas about relationships

lavateraguy's picture

fransjeman uses the Spanish spelllings ...

... but in this case I think he's entered Caprifoliaceae in error for Caryophyllaceae. (Coincidentally they're both families - like Fabaceae and Theaceae - named after genera that are not currently recognised).

martinjohnbishop's picture

Capriofilaceae >>Xp Cariofila

Cariofilaceae = Caryophyllaceae
so I do not think that Caprifoliaceae is involved in this case.

fransjeman's picture

My apology for typing

My apology for typing mistake. Please read Caryophyllaceae

Back to plant: I don't have picture of full plant, sorry.

From the Spanish flora, I think the closest one is C. glomeratum, for dimension, density of flowers, ratio petal/sepal, extremity of leave... but only one detail doesn't seem to fit: the extremity of sepals should be hairly. Only in the first picture we can see some sepals from outside and it doesn't look hairly for me.

martinjohnbishop's picture

It looks quite a lot like

It looks quite a lot like but perhaps less hairy? Could be a variable feature. Martin.