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|
|Locality:||Great Britain, VC14 East Sussex, Saint Leonard's, TQ70|
|ex herb:||Rev William Hunt Painter|
|Institution:||Aberystwyth University Herbarium (ABS)|
|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|
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Documented by john hughes on 25th January 2009.
Checked by mossysal