Dianthus

Dianthus

Synonymy

Dianthus L., Sp. Pl. 1: 409. 1753 sec. Bittrich (1993c)

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Notes

With about 300 species, Dianthus is the second largest genus in the Caryophyllaceae. Dianthus is most diverse in southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia. No recent monographic work has been undertaken; the most comprehensive infrageneric classification is presented in Pax & Hoffmann (1934).
Although Greenberg & Donoghue (2011) included 37 species in their analysis, virtually no resolution was found; 26 species formed a polytomy. May include Velezia (see there).