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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Caryophyllaceae
Tribus: Sileneae
Genus: Atocion
Species: A. armeria – A. compactum – A. lerchenfeldianum – A. reuterianum – A. rupestre – A. scythicinum

Atocion Adans. Fam. Pl. (Adanson) 2: 254. (1763)

Type species: Atocion armeria (L.) Raf.


Minjaevia Tzvelev

Primary references

Adanson, M. 1763. Familles des Plantes. II. partie. (24) + 640 pp. Paris: Vincent. BHL Reference page. : 254

Additional references

Frajman, B., Heidari, N. & Oxelman, B. 2009. Phylogenetic relationships of Atocion and Viscaria (Sileneae, Caryophyllaceae) inferred from chloroplast, nuclear ribosomal, and low-copy gene DNA sequences. Taxon 58(3): 811–824. DOI: 10.1002/tax.583010 Paywall. JSTOR Hybrid open access journal. ResearchGate Open access. Reference page.
Frajman, B., Thollesson, M. & Oxelman, B. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Atocion and Viscaria (Sileneae, Caryophyllaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 173(2): 194–210. DOI: 10.1111/boj.12090 ResearchGate Reference page.
Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., Mering, S. v., Akhani, H., Arias, S., Castañeda-Noa, I., Eggli, U., Eriksson, R., Flores-Olvera, H., Fuentes-Bazán, S., Kadereit, G., Klak, C., Korotkova, N., Nyffeler R., Ocampo G., Ochoterena, H., Oxelman, B., Rabeler, R. K., Sanchez, A., Schlumpberger, B. O. & Uotila, P. 2015. A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Willdenowia 45(3): 281–383. DOI: 10.3372/wi.45.45301 Open access Reference page.
Oxelman, B., Lidén, M., Rabeler, R.K. & Popp, M. 2000. A revised generic classification of the tribe Sileneae (Caryophyllaceae). Nordic Journal of Botany 20(6): 743–748. DOI: 10.1111/j.1756-1051.2000.tb00760.x ResearchGate Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2017. Atocion. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2017 May 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Atocion. Published online. Accessed: June 25 2017. 2017. Atocion. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 25 June 2017.

Atocion is a genus of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, tribe Sileneae, native to Europe, the Caucasus region, and the Middle East as far east as Iran.[2] The species diversity is highest in the Balkans.[3]

Currently accepted species include:[2]

Atocion armeria (L.) Raf.
Atocion compactum (Fisch. ex Hornem.) Tzvelev
Atocion lerchenfeldianum (Baumg.) M.Popp
Atocion reuterianum (Boiss. & Blanche) Frajman
Atocion rupestre (L.) Oxelman
Atocion scythicinum (Coode & Cullen) Frajman


Fam. Pl. 2: 254 (1763)
"Atocion Adans". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
Oxelman, B.; Lidén, M.; Rabeler, R. K.; Popp, M. (2000). "A revised generic classification of the tribe Sileneae (Caryophyllaceae)". Nordic Journal of Botany. 20 (6): 743–748. doi:10.1111/j.1756-1051.2000.tb00760.x. hdl:2027.42/73198. "Key to the genera"

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