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Herbarium specimen: Cerastium pumilum

Taxon:Caryophyllaceae: Cerastium pumilum Curtis ("Dwarf Mouse-ear")
Filed in taxon folder:Caryophyllaceae: Cerastium pumilum Curtis ("Dwarf Mouse-ear")
Collected by:Mr Frederick Townsend
Collection date:22/5/1858
Locality:Great Britain, VC3 South Devon, Torquay, SX96
ex herb:Prof Charles Cardale Babington
Mr Harold Stuart Thompson
Norman Douglas Simpson
Institution:University of Birmingham (BIRM)
Image:Cerastium pumilum herbarium specimen from Torquay, VC3 South Devon in 1858 by Mr Frederick Townsend.
fruits/flowers:buds/immature flowers
notes:These specs came from C.C.Babbington and had been labelled "C. tetr" in pencil over which was written in ink "C. pumilum". For the life of me I can't see any "extremely narrow scarion margin in upper bracts" nor any caricature of the caps. N D Simpson. I think probably these must have been a nucture as the sheet as I picked out are [or] two C. pumilum wh. shared these characters. However the fruit stalks are sub-equal to calip at any rate not 2 - 4 times as in C. tetr. Do you agree C. pumilum?

I should call these 3 specimens C. tetrandrum. The bracts seem wholly leafy, not scarious at all. H.S.T.

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+Cerastium pumilumGB, VC3 South Devon, Daddy Hole DownFrederick Townsend5/5/1858SLBI
+Cerastium pumilumGB, VC3 South Devon, TorquayFrederick Townsend2/6/1858BIRM
+Cerastium pumilumGB, VC3 South Devon, TorquayFrederick Townsend22/5/1858BIRM

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Documented by joanneloundes on 21st December 2008.

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