Acanthophyllum

Acanthophyllum

Synonymy

Acanthophyllum C.A.Mey., Verz. Pfl. Casp. Meer.: 210. 1831 sec. Pirani & al. (2014)
  • =Scleranthopsis Rech.f. in Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien 70: 37. 1967 syn. sec. Bittrich (1993c)

Content

Notes

Consists of about 60 cushion-forming subshrubby species of the subalpine steppe region in Central to Southwest Asia (Bittrich 1993b; Ghaffari 2004). Pirani & al. (2014) showed that the genus is paraphyletic in this circumscription with Allochrusa, Diaphanoptera p.p., Ochotonophila, and Scleranthopsis nested within it.