Sabulina Rchb., Fl. Germ. Excurs. 1(1): xxiv. 1832 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)
  • =Minuopsis W.A.Weber in Phytologia 58(6): 383. 1985 syn. sec. Dillenberger & Kadereit (2014)



Comprising c. 65 species (possibly 70, including some eastern European and western Asian taxa not yet transferred to Sabulina: S. Mosyakin, unpubl. data), all but two found in the Northern Hemisphere (Europe, Asia, and North America). Including members of six sections of McNeill’s (1962) Minuartia subg. Minuartia as well as Stellaria fontinalis (Short & Peter) B. L. Rob., these species form a clade that is sister to a clade including Facchinia, Sagina, and Colobanthus. Rabeler & al. (2014) suggested this clade may be further subdivided, possibly recognizing four other genera.