Lampranthus in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 87: 71. 1930, nom. cons., sec. Hartmann (2001b)
Lampranthus is a large genus of 194 species, which has never been revised. A molecular study of the Lampranthus group identified a core of closely related species, which makes up the current genus (Klak & al. 2003a). Groups of species not closely related to Lampranthus s.str. were placed in other genera, with some placed in new genera (Klak 2005).