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Genus Moenchia Family Caryophyllaceae

Description: Annual herbs.

Leaves opposite, shortly fused at base; stipules absent.

Flowers in axillary or terminal cymes. Sepals 4, free. Petals 4, opposite the sepals. Stamens 4 or 8. Ovary 1-locular.

Capsule opening by 8 teeth.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 6 species, Europe. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

Text by A. Doust
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Moenchia erecta

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