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Caryophyllaceae

Arenaria L.

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  1. Arenaria serpyllifolia L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 423; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 138. Europe, N Africa, temperate and subtemperate Asia, naturalized in other countries. LUZON: Benguet. On wet cliffs, open seepage slopes, etc., 1300-2400m. According to Merrill (1923), apparently indigenous in Benguet. Photos

Cerastium L.

Edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 24 September 2013

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  1. Cerastium fontanum Baumg., Enum. Stirp. Transsilv. 1 (1816)  425. Photos
  2. Cerastium glomeratum Thuill., Fl. Env. Paris ed. 2 (1799) 226. --Cerastium vulgatum L., Fl. Suec. ed. 2 (1755) 158, nom. inval.; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 138. Cosmopolitan in temperate and subtropical climates, rare in the tropics. Indonesia (Java), Papua New Guinea, Philippines. LUZON: Benguet. Weed in temperate vegetable gardens, c. 1400m. Photos

Dianthus L. [Not native, not naturalized?]

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  1. Dianthus barbatus L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 409. Cultivated. Photos
  2. Dianthus caryophyllus L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 410. Cultivated.
  3. Dianthus chinensis L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 411. Cultivated.

Drymaria Willd. ex Roem. & Schult. [Not native]

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  1. Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult., Syst. 5 (1819) 406; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 139; --Holosteum cordatum L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 88.

Gypsophila L. [Not native, not naturalized?]

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  1. Gypsophila elegans M.Bieb., Fl. Taur.-Cauc. 1 (1808) 319. From southern Russia throughout the Middle East, Indonesia (Java), Philippines. Cultivated.
  2. Gypsophila paniculata L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 407. East and Central Europe, West Asia, Indonesia, Philippines? Widely cultivated as ornamental.

Polycarpaea Lam.

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  1. Polycarpaea corymbosa (L.) Lam., Tab. Encycl. 2 (1797) 129; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 139; --Achyranthes corymbosa L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 205; --Type: from Sri Lanka. Pantropic. LUZON: Ilocos Norte, Mountain Province (Mt Data), Benguet (Pauai), Zambales. In open, dry, sandy places, dry slopes, etc. from near sea-level to 1300m. Locally abundant. 

Polycarpon L.

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  1. Polycarpon prostratum (Forssk.) Asch. & Schweinf., Osterr. Bot. Zeitschr. 39 (1889) 128; --Alsine prostrata Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. (1775) 207--Type: from Egypt. --Polycarpon indicum (Retz.) Merr., PJS 10 c (1915) Bot. 302; EPFP 2 (1923) 139, nom. illeg. Tropical Asia and Africa. LUZON: Pampanga. Apparently very rare and local in the Philippines.

Sagina L.

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  1. Sagina papuana Warb., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 16 (1892) 14, 21; --Type: from Papua New Guinea. Sulawesi, Moluccas, New Guinea, Philippines. LUZON.
  2. Sagina procumbens L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 128; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 138. N and S temperate zones of both hemispheres. LUZON: Benguet. On wet cliffs, open seepage slopes, etc., 1300-2400m. Photos

Spergula L. [Not native]

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  1. Spergula arvensis L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 440; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 139. Native of Europe, now a cosmopolitan weed in the N temperate zone and montane parts of the tropics such as Java, Philippines and New Guinea. LUZON: Mountain Province, Benguet. A thoroughly naturalized and very common weed in temperate vegetable farms, 1400-2400m. Photos

Stellaria L.

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  1. Stellaria media (L.) Cirillo, Char. Comm. (1784) 36; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 138; --Alsine media L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 272. Circumboreal regions, said to be a native of Asia. An introduced weed in the Philippines. LUZON: Benguet. Waste places, vegetable farms, etc., 1500-2300m. Photos
  2. Stellaria vestita Kurz, J. Bot. 11 (1873) 194; --Type: from China. --Stellaria laxa Merr., Govt. Lab. Publ. (Philipp.) 29 (1905) 12; EPFP 2 (1923) 138; --Type: Elmer 6612 (NY, PNH), Luzon. Taiwan, N Philippines. LUZON: Benguet. Montane thicket margins, banks, cliffs, 1600-2300m.

Literature

Bakker, K. 1957. Revision of the genus Polycarpaea (Caryophyllaceae) in Malaysia. Acta Botanica Neerlandica 6: 48-53.

Larsen, K. 2002. Caryophyllaceae. Flora Malesiana, Series 1 16:1-51

Mattfeld, J. 1938. Botaniche Jahrbücher 69: 267-273.

Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines. www.philippineplants.org

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Last updated 22 October 2017