Taxon: Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Schult.

Genus: Drymaria
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Subfamily: Paronychioideae
Tribe: Polycarpeae
Nomen number: 14710
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 5:406. 1819
Link to protologue:
  • • authorship verified from original literature
  • • Roemer & Schultes coauthored volume 5 up through Phyteuma (p. 88)
Name Verified on: 21-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Jan-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • drymaria  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • tropical chickweed  (Source: Aust Pl Common Names) - English
  • West Indian chickweed  (Source: F CFla) - English
  • mourron blanc  (Source: F LAnt) - French (Lesser Antilles)
  • petit mourron  (Source: L West Indies) - French (Lesser Antilles)
  • cordão-de-sapo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-de-estrela  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • jaboticaá  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • mastruço-do-brejo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • matemaco  (Source: L West Indies) - Spanish (Cuba)
  • yerba de estrella  (Source: L West Indies) - Spanish (Puerto Rico)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Mansf Ency)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide R. K. Rabeler, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Central America: Belize ; Costa Rica ; El Salvador ; Guatemala ; Honduras ; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana ; Guyana ; Suriname
    • Southern South America: Argentina Catamarca, Cordoba, Jujuy, La Rioja, Misiones, Salta, Santiago del Estero, Tucuman; Chile ; Paraguay Central, Guaira, Paraguari; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia ; Colombia ; Ecuador , Galapagos Islands; Peru

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania ; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia ; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola ; Malawi ; Mozambique ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire ; Guinea ; Liberia ; Nigeria ; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon ; Central African Republic ; Congo ; Gabon ; Rwanda ; Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Comoros ; Madagascar ; Mauritius ; Mayotte ; Seychelles
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Ryukyu Islands
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan ; India ; Nepal
    • Indo-China: Laos ; Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Philippines ; Singapore
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda ; Bahamas ; Barbados ; Cuba ; Dominica ; Grenada ; Guadeloupe ; Hispaniola ; Jamaica ; Martinique ; Montserrat ; Netherlands Antilles Saba; Puerto Rico ; St. Kitts and Nevis ; St. Lucia ; St. Vincent and Grenadines ; Trinidad and Tobago ; Virgin Islands (U.S.) St. Croix, St. Thomas

  • Cultivated

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Sri Lanka


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