help | home

Herbarium specimen: Sagina maritima

Taxon:Caryophyllaceae: Sagina maritima Don ("Sea Pearlwort")
Filed in taxon folder:Caryophyllaceae: Sagina maritima Don ("Sea Pearlwort")
Collected by:Mr Frederick Townsend
Collection date:14/11/1894
Locality:Great Britain, VC14 East Sussex, Saint Leonard's, TQ70
ex herb:Rev William Hunt Painter
Institution:Aberystwyth University Herbarium (ABS)
Image:Sagina maritima herbarium specimen from Saint Leonard's, VC14 East Sussex in 1894 by Mr Frederick Townsend.
notes:"Whole plant prostrate, dark green , glabrous. Internodes short. Leaves blunt. Flowers large, apetalous, closed; (calyx closed in fruit?) Sandy loam near the sea. Mons. Maurice Willkomm, to whom I sent specimens, writes "the Sagina of which you have sent me some specimens is certainly very like my S. Rodriguezii, but it differs in the calyx valves being erect and not spreading in the form of a cross, and in the peduncles being slightly curved. These are my reasons for considering your plant an apetalous variety of S. maritima"-F. Townsend

Inferred details are marked.

Show in Google Earth

This sheet was documented by volunteers from the herbarium@home project.

Log-in to edit this specimen or crop examples of handwriting.

Documented by john hughes on 25th January 2009.

Checked by mossysal

herbaria@home > specimen search