Arenaria leptoclados

Species:Arenaria leptoclados (Rchb.) Guss.
Common Name:Small Thyme-Leaved Sandwort
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:A Eurasian introduction very similar to the also introduced Arenaria serpyllifolia L.
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE - Pink family
Genus Arenaria
Species Arenaria leptoclados (Rchb.) Guss. - Small Thyme-Leaved Sandwort


Citation Arenaria leptoclados (Reichenbach) Gussone, Fl. Sicul. Syn. 2: 824. 1844.
Basionym: Arenaria serpyllifolia var. leptoclados Rchb. 1841.
Type: ITALY: Sicily

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Arenaria leptoclados subsp. minutiflora Arenaria leptoclados (Reichenbach) Gussone, subsp. minutiflora (Loscos y Bernál) H. Lindberg, Acta Soc. Sci. Fenn., ser. 2. 1: 44. 1932.Arenaria minutiflora Loscos y Bernál 1876. 
Arenaria leptoclados var. minutiflora Arenaria leptoclados (Reichenbach) Gussone, var. minutiflora (Loscos y Bernál) Willkomm, Suppl. Prodr. Fl. Hispan. 275. 1893.Arenaria minutiflora Loscos y Bernál 1876. 
Arenaria leptoclados var. scabra Arenaria leptoclados (Reichenbach) Gussone, var. scabra F. N. Williams, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 33: 367. 1898.Arenaria serpyllifolia Linnaeus, var. scabra Rouy 1896, non Fenzl 1842. 
Arenaria minutiflora Arenaria minutiflora Loscos y Bernál, Trat. Pl. Aragon 1: 21. 1876. SPAIN
Arenaria serpyllifolia subsp. leptoclados Arenaria serpyllifolia Linnaeus, subsp. leptoclados (Rchb.) Nyman, Consp. Fl. Eur. 115. 1878.Arenaria serpyllifolia Linnaeus, var. leptoclados Reichenbach 1842. 
Arenaria serpyllifolia subsp. tenuior Arenaria serpyllifolia Linnaeus, subsp. tenuior (Mertens & W. D. J. Koch) Arcangeli, Comp. Fl. Ital. 101. 1882.Arenaria serpyllifolia Linnaeus, var. tenuior Mertens & W. D. J. Koch 1831. 
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. leptoclados Arenaria serpyllifolia Linnaeus, var. leptoclados Reichenbach, Icon. Fl. Germ. Helv. 5: 32, pl. 216(4941B). 1842.  
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. scabra Arenaria serpyllifolia Linnaeus, var. scabra Rouy, Fl. France 3: 242. 1896, non Fenzl 1842.  
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. tenella Arenaria serpyllifolia Linnaeus, var. tenella G. Meyer, Chloris Han. 203. 1836.  
Arenaria serpyllifolia var. tenuior Arenaria serpyllifolia Linnaeus, var. tenuior Mertens & W.D.J.Koch, in Röhling, Deutschl. Fl., ed. 3. 3: 266. 1831.  
Arenaria tenuior Arenaria tenuior (Mertens & W. D. J. Koch) Gürke, in K. Richter, Pl. Eur. 2: 273. 1899.Arenaria serpyllifolia Linnaeus, var. tenuior Mertens & W. D. J. Koch 1831. 
Arenaria uralensis Arenaria uralensis Pallas ex Sprengel, Syst. Veg. 2: 396. 1825. RUSSIA
Arenaria zozii Arenaria zozii Kleopow, Zurn. Inst. Bot. Vseukrajins'k. Akad. Nauk 29/30: 247. 1939. RUSSIA

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: Baldwin, Greene, Madison, Tuscaloosa

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, UNA

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1881 - 1967

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
UNA00011405 Madison 08 May 1881 Mohr, Charles
Arenaria leptoclados (Reichenb.) Guss.
UNA00033402 Tuscaloosa 21 Jun 1966 Brooks, Carol J.
Arenaria leptoclados (Reichenb.) Guss.
UNA00033407 Greene 06 May 1967 Naugle, Helen E.
Arenaria leptoclados (Reichenb.) Guss.
UNA00033461 Tuscaloosa 16 Mar 1943 Harper, Roland M.
Arenaria leptoclados (Reichenb.) Guss.
ALNHS00007142 Baldwin 18 Mar 1998 Brunton, Daniel F.
Arenaria leptocladus (Reich.) Gussone
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