Cerastium kochianum (Caryophyllaceae): A New Name for C. arvense var. strictum
Keywords: Caryophyllaceae, Cerastium, Europe, nomen novum
Cerastium kochianum Iamonico is proposed as a replacement name for C. arvense L. var. strictum W. D. J. Koch (published in 1838) when treated as a species, since C. strictum L., which refers to another taxon (i.e., Arenaria grandiflora L.), is an earlier and validly published name. Cerastium kochianum is related to C. arvense s.l., from which it differs mainly by characters of habit, stem, and leaves and a different chromosome number.