Cerastium comatum

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Cerastium comatum


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Caryophyllaceae
Tribus: Alsineae
Genus: Cerastium
Species: Cerastium comatum



Cerastium comatum Desv., J. Bot. Agric. 5: 228 (1816).


  • Cerastium illyricum subsp. comatum (Desv.) P. D. Sell & Whitehead
  • Cerastium illyricum subsp. pilosum Rouy & Fouc.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe
    • Regional: Southeastern Europe
      • Corsica, Macedonia, Greece (incl. Kiklades), Crete, East Aegaean Isl., Rhodos, Cyprus (C-Mountains, N-Cyprus, S-Cyprus), Turkey-in-Europe
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Libya
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Western Asia
      • Turkey (NW-Anatolia: Bithynia, SW-Anatolia, W-Anatolia, WN-Anatolia), Lebanon (C-Lebanon)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Vernacular names

Deutsch: Wolliges Hornkraut
English: Woolly Mouse-ear
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