Herniaria, Sp. Pl. 1: 218. 1753 sec. Bittrich (1993c)
- =Heterochiton in Syn. Mitteleur. Fl. 5: 870. 1919 syn. sec. Bittrich (1993c)
About 50 species, most being narrowly distributed endemics. Herniaria remains largely unsampled for DNA (four species in Greenberg & Donoghue 2011) and is likely to be closely related to Paronychia subg. Anoplonychia; see Oxelman & al. (2002) and Greenberg & Donoghue (2011).