Caryophyllaceae

Arenaria L.

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  1. Arenaria serpyllifolia L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 423; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 138. Europe, Africa, Middle East, Continental Asia, W Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China, Japan, Korea, Ryukyu Isls, Nepal, Taiwan, Philippines. LUZON: Benguet. On wet cliffs, open seepage slopes, etc., 1300-2400m. According to Merrill (1923), apparently indigenous in Benguet. Photos

Cerastium L.

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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. Europe, Africa, W Asia, Middle East, Afghanistan, India, China, Java, Malay Peninsula, Nepal, New Guinea, Pakistan, Tibet, Vietnam, Philippines. LUZON: Benguet. Weed in temperate vegetable gardens, c. 1400m. Photos

Dianthus L. [Cultivated, 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]

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 22 October 2017

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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. [Cultivated, not naturalized?]

Edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 24 September 2013

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  1. Gypsophila elegans M.Bieb., Fl. Taur.-Cauc. 1 (1808) 319. Europe, Middle East. Not native to the Philippines; cultivated.
  2. Gypsophila paniculata L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 407. Europe, W Asia, Continental Asia. Not native to the Philippines; cultivated.

Polycarpaea Lam.

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  1. Polycarpaea corymbosa (L.) Lam., Tab. Encycl. 2 (1797) 129; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 139; --Bakker, Acta Botanica Neerlandica 6 (1957) 51; --Achyranthes corymbosa L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 205; --Type: from Sri Lanka. Pantropic. LUZON: Ilocos Norte, Mountain Province (Mt Data), Benguet (Pauai), Zambales, MINDANAO: Cotabato. 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; --Larsen, Fl. Males., ser. 1, 16 (2002) 31; --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. Africa, Middle East, India, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines. LUZON: Pampanga. Known from Arayat (Merrill 1462, US). Apparently very rare and local in the Philippines.

Sagina L.

Edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 24 September 2013

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  1. Sagina papuana Warb., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 16 (1892) 14, 21; --Type: from New Guinea. Sulawesi, Moluccas, New Guinea, Philippines. LUZON.
  2. Sagina procumbens L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 128; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 138. Africa, Europe, Middle East, W Asia, Continental Asia. LUZON: Benguet. Naturalized 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. Europe. LUZON: Mountain Province, Benguet. 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. A thoroughly naturalized and very common weed in temperate vegetable farms, 1400-2400m. Photos

Stellaria L.

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  1. Stellaria media (L.) Vill., Hist. Pl. Dauphiné 3 (1789) 615; --Merr., EPFP 2 (1923) 138; --Alsine media L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 272. Europe, Africa, Middle East, W Asia, Continental Asia. LUZON: Benguet. An introduced weed in the Philippines. 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, 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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