Minuartia

Minuartia

Synonymy

Minuartia L., Sp. Pl. 1: 89. 1753 sec. Dillenberger & Kadereit (2014)
  • =Alsinanthe (Fenzl) Rchb., Deut. Bot. Herb.-Buch: 205. 1841 syn. sec. Bittrich (1993c)
  • =Tryphane Rchb., Icon. Fl. Germ. Helv. 5: 28; Nom. 205. 1841 syn. sec. Bittrich (1993c)
  • =Alsinopsis Small, Fl. S.E. U.S.: 419. 1903 syn. sec. Bittrich (1993c)
  • =Minuopsis W.A.Weber in Phytologia 58(6): 383. 1985 syn. sec. Bittrich (1993c)

Content

Notes

About 54 species, chiefly in Mediterranean Europe and eastward into south-central Asia. While several molecular studies had shown Minuartia to be polyphyletic, Dillenberger & Kadereit’s (2014) study is the most comprehensive to date, including the first sequences for Minuartia sect. Minuartia. They found that the 96 species of Minuartia sampled belonged to ten different clades representing four different tribes. This circumscription restricts Minuartia to two of the twelve sections of Minuartia subg. Minuartia recognised by McNeill (1962).