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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Solanales

Familia: Solanaceae
Subfamilia: Solanoideae
Tribus: Physaleae
Subtribus: Physalidinae
Genus: Chamaesaracha
Species: C. cernua – C. coniodes – C. coronopus – C. crenata – C. darcyi – C. edwardsiana – C. felgeri – C. geohintonii – C. pallida – C. rzedowskiana – C. sordida – C. villosa

Chamaesaracha (A.Gray) Benth. & Hook.f., Gen. Pl. [Bentham & Hooker f.] 2: 891. (1876)

Type species: Chamaesaracha coronopus (Dunal) A.Gray, Bot. California [W.H.Brewer] 1: 540. (1876)


Saracha [unranked] Chamaesaracha A.Gray, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 10: 62. (1874)


Bentham, G. & Hooker, J.D.}} 1876. Genera Plantarum ad exemplaria imprimis in herbariis Kewensibus 2: 891.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2020. Chamaesaracha in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Oct. 31. Reference page. 2020. Chamaesaracha. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Oct. 31 {{{3}}}. 2020. Chamaesaracha. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2020 Oct. 31.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Chamaesaracha in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Chamaesaracha is a genus of perennial herbs in the nightshade family which are known commonly as five eyes.[1] There are around nine species of five eyes, and they are native to the southwestern and western United States and parts of Mexico. These are hairy plants growing low to the ground and covered in crinkly dull green leaves. The flowers are star-shaped to wheel-shaped and their dried remnants can be found around the fruits, which are spherical berries filled with flat, kidney-shaped seeds.

Selected species:

Chamaesaracha coniodes — gray five eyes
Chamaesaracha coronopus — greenleaf five eyes
Chamaesaracha crenata — toothed five eyes
Chamaesaracha edwardsiana — Edwards Plateau five eyes
Chamaesaracha geohintonii[2]
Chamaesaracha pallida — pale five eyes
Chamaesaracha nana — dwarf chamaesaracha
Chamaesaracha sordida — hairy five eyes
Chamaesaracha villosa — TransPecos five eyes


USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Chamaesaracha". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
Averett, J.E. (2010). "A new species of Chamaesaracha (Solanaceae) from Mexico and the separation of C. crenata from C. villosa" (PDF). Phytologia. 92 (3): 435.

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