Moenchia erecta (L.) P. Gaertner
Moenchia graeca (Boiss) Heldr.
Moenchia mantica (L.) Bartl.
MOENCHIA is a genus of plants in the family
three species native to the Mediterranean region of southern Europe
and naturalised in southern Africa and parts of
North America and
Australia . They are herbs, with an annual life span . They have
slender roots and thin stems that are upright or ascending.
Inflorescences are one- to three-flowered and terminally end the stems
. The flowers are in spreading cymes or solitary, with bracts paired
that are leaf like. Named after the 18th century German botanist
Conrad Moench . A common name for the plants in this genus is UPRIGHT
The species was first published by
Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart in 'Neues
Mag. Aerzte' Vol.5 Issue 3, on page 203 on 11 June 1783.
Known species are,
Moenchia erecta (L.) P.Gaertn., B.Mey. & Scherb.
Moenchia graeca Boiss. ">
Reader's Digest Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of Britain.
Reader\'s Digest . 1981. p. 80. ISBN 9780276002175 .
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Moenchia Ehrh". ipni.org. Retrieved 29 October
* ^ "Moenchia". theplantlist.org. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
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