Cerastium semidecandrum

Species:Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus
Common Name:Five Stamen Chickweed; Five Stamen Mouse Ear Chickweed; Little Mouse Ear Chickweed
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE - Pink family
Genus Cerastium
Species Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus - Five Stamen Chickweed; Five Stamen Mouse Ear Chickweed; Little Mouse Ear Chickweed


Citation CERASTIUM SEMIDECANDRUM Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 438. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data (lectotype: LINN 603.7). Lectotypified by Möschl, Mem. Soc. Brotero 5: 10, f. 40. 1949.

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Centunculus semidecander Centunculus semidecander (Linnaeus) Scopoli, Fl. Carniol., ed. 2. 1: 321. 1771.Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus 1753. 
Cerastium balearicum Cerastium balearicum F. Hermann, Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 54: 247. 1913.  
Cerastium dentatum Cerastium dentatum Möschl, Oesterr. Bot. Z. 82: 230. 1933.  
Cerastium fallax Cerastium fallax Gussone, Fl. Sicul. Prodr., Suppl. 139. 1832-1843.  
Cerastium heterotrichum Cerastium heterotrichum Klokov, CITATION?  
Cerastium macilentum Cerastium macilentum Aspegren, Foersoek Blekinsk. Fl. 34. 1823.  
Cerastium obscurum Cerastium obscurum Chaubard, in Saint-Amans, Fl. Agen. 180. 1821.  
Cerastium pellucidum Cerastium pellucidum Chaubard, in Saint-Amans, Fl. Agen. 181. 1821.  
Cerastium pentandrum Cerastium pentandrum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 438. 1753. SPAIN: Without data (lectotype: LINN 603.8). Lectotypified by Sell & Whitehead, Feddes Repert. 69: 21. 1984.
Cerastium rotundatum Cerastium rotundatum Schur, Verh. Naturf. Vereins Bruenn 15(2): 146. 1877.  
Cerastium semidecandrum subsp. balearicum Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, subsp. balearicum (F. Hermann) Litard, CITATION?Cerastium balearicum F. Hermann 1913. 
Cerastium semidecandrum subsp. dentatum Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, subsp. dentatum (Moeschl) Maire & Weiller, CITATION?Cerastium dentatum Moeschl 1933. 
Cerastium semidecandrum subsp. fallax Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, subsp. fallax (Gussone) Nyman, CITATION?Cerastium fallax Gussone 1832-1843. 
Cerastium semidecandrum subsp. macilentum Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, subsp. macilentum (Aspegren) Moeschl, Feddes Repert. 93: 157. 1936.Cerastium macilentum Aspegren 1823. 
Cerastium semidecandrum var. abortivum Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, var. abortivum Rouy & Foucaud, Fl. France 3: 220. 1896.  
Cerastium semidecandrum var. arenarium Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, var. arenarium Rouy & Foucaud, Fl. France 3: 220. 1896.  
Cerastium semidecandrum var. dentatum Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, var. dentatum (Moeschl) Kharadze, Fl. Gruzii, ed. 2. 4: 58. 1978.Cerastium dentatum Moeschl 1933. 
Cerastium semidecandrum var. genuinum Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, var. genuinum Rouy & Foucaud, Fl. France 3: 220. 1896, nom. inadmiss.Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus 1753. 
Cerastium semidecandrum var. glandulosum Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, var. glandulosum W. D. J. Koch, Syn. Fl. Germ. Helv., ed. 2. 133. 1843.  
Cerastium semidecandrum var. obscurum Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, var. obscurum Beck, Fl. Nieder-Oestereich 1: 366. 1890.  
Cerastium semidecandrum var. parviflorum Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, var. parviflorum Rouy & Foucaud, Fl. France 3: 220. 1896.  
Cerastium semidecandrum var. pellucidum Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, var. pellucidum (Chaubard) Salis-Marschlins, Flora 17(2, Beibl.): 72. 1834.Cerastium pellucidum Chaubard 1821. 
Cerastium semidecandrum var. scariosobracteatum Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, var. scariosobracteatum Fenzl, in Ledebour, Fl. Ross. 1: 405. 1842.  
Cerastium semidecandrum var. scariosum Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, var. scariosum Celakovsky, Prodr. Fl. Boehmen 497. 1875.  
Cerastium semidecandrum var. viscidum Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus, var. viscidum (Link) Petit, Bot. Tidsskr. 14: 245. 1884-1885.Cerastium viscidum Link 1821. 
Cerastium viscidum Cerastium viscidum Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 1: 433. 1821.  
Myosotis semidecandra Myosotis semidecandra (Linnaeus) Moench, Methodus 225. 1794.Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus 1753. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Limestone, Lowndes, Mobile, Montgomery, Wilcox

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AMAL, AUA, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
AMAL00022706 Montgomery 12 Apr 2016 Taylor, Chris T.
Cerastium semidecandrum L.
UWAL0036358 Mobile 12 Feb 2017 Horne, Howard E.
Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_65512 Lowndes 1 Apr 2005 Hansen, Curtis J.
Cerastium Semidecandrum L.
UNA00073483 Mobile 09 Mar 2013 Horne, Howard
Cerastium semidecandrum L.
TROY000050070 Lowndes 26 Feb 2019 Diamond, Alvin R.
Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus
UWAL0046795 Autauga 24 Jan 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
Cerastium semidecandrum L.
TROY000049404 Montgomery 27 Feb 2020 Diamond, Alvin R.
Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus
UWAL0034681 Limestone 19 May 1995 Kral, Robert
Cerastium semidecandrum L.
UWAL0016845 Mobile 14 Apr 2011 Horne, Howard E.
Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus
AMAL00005750 Autauga 08 Apr 2013 Horne, Howard E.
Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus
TROY000046106 Wilcox 27 Feb 2018 Diamond, Alvin R.
Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus
UWAL0050002 Lowndes 26 Feb 2019 Diamond, Alvin R.
Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus
AMAL00019949 Mobile 21 Mar 2013 Horne, Howard E.
Cerastium semidecandrum Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_71301 Mobile 7 Mar 2009 Burkhalter, James R.
Cerastium Semidecandrum L.
ALNHS00002552 Mobile 19 Feb 2014 Barger, T. Wayne
Cerastium semidecandrum L.
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