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Fam. tradit.: Portulacaceae / Purslane Fam.       APG: Montiaceae / Montia Fam.

Synon.:  Montia arvensis  WALLR.

Genus:  Montia  L.
 

Authors:
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
   FENZL:  Eduard Fenzl (1808 - 1879), Austrian botanist
   WALTERS:  Stuart Max Walters (1920 - 2005), British botanist
   WALLR.:  Karl Friedrich Wilhelm Wallroth (1792 - 1857), German botanist
 

Etymology:
   Montia:   Giuseppe Monti (1682 - 1760), Italian botanist
   fontana:   loving sources
   chondrosperma:   chondros = cartilage, spermum = seed
   arvensis:   growing in fields
 

This subspecies grows on wet fields and is in flower in may, while the other subspecies fontana, amporitana, and variabilis are growing e.g. at crop-outs of sources in low mountain ranges and are in flower in summer. These three subspecies differ only in some attributes of the seed.

 

Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks, D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Fig. 1:  Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks
D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks, D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Fig. 2:  Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks
D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks, D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Fig. 3:  Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks
D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks, D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Fig. 4:  Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks
D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks, D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Fig. 5:  Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks
D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks, D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Fig. 6:  Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks
D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks, D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Fig. 7:  Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks
D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks, D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009
Fig. 8:  Montia fontana subsp. chondrosperma / Blinks
D Wörth-Büchelberg 1.5.2009

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