Cerastium dichotomum

Cerastium dichotomum

 Çatal boynuzotu 

Glandular-pubescent annual. Stems ± erect, dichotomously and divaricately branched, 6-20 cm. Leaves ovate-oblong to lanceolate-oblong, ± obtuse, pilose. Inflorescence lax to condensed, many-flowered. Bracts herbaceous. Calyx somewhat to strongly inflated in fruit. Sepals ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, 7-11 mm, with scarious margins, pilose, often glandular. Petals shorter than the sepals. Capsules long-exserted from the calyx, 14-24 mm, opening by flat teeth. 2 subspecies may be recognised:
1. Inflorescence dense; calyx little inflated in fruit subsp. dichotomum
1. Inflorescence rather lax; calyx much inflated in fruit subsp. inflatum
Distribution of the species: Spain, N.W. Africa, Greece, Cyprus, W. Syria, Caucasia, Iran, Syrian Desert, Turkestan, Arabia.
 
 
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