Colobanthus

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Colobanthus
ColobanthusQuitensisIllustration.jpg
Colobanthus quitensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Genus: Colobanthus
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Species

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Colobanthus quitensis

Colobanthus is a large genus of small, cushion-like herbaceous plants, sometimes known as "pearlworts", a name they share with plants of the related genus Sagina.[1] C. quitensis is the world's southernmost dicot, and one of only two original flowering plants of Antarctica.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colobanthus". The Plant List. Retrieved 2015-11-28.