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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Caryophyllaceae
Tribus: Sagineae
Genus: Colobanthus
Species: C. acicularis – C. affinis – C. apetalus – C. bolivianus – C. brevisepalus – C. buchananii – C. canaliculatus – C. curtisiae – C. diffusus – C. hookeri – C. kerguelensis – C. lycopodioides – C. masonae – C. monticola – C. muelleri – C. muscoides – C. nivicola – C. quitensis – C. squarrosus – C. strictus – C. subulatus – C. wallii

Colobanthus Bartl., Ord. Nat. Pl. 305. (1830)

Type species: Colobanthus quitensis (Kunth) Bartl., Reliq. Haenk. 2: 13. (1831)


Drudea Griseb., Abh. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 24: 26 (1879).
Type species: Drudea lycopodioides (Griseb.) Griseb. (= Colobanthus lycopodioides Griseb.)


Colobanthus (Trin.) Spach, Hist. Nat. Vég. 13: 163. (1841), vide Sphenopholis Scribn., Rhodora 8(92): 142. (1906) (Poaceae)

Primary references

Bartling, F.G. 1830. Ordines Naturales Plantarum 305.

Additional references

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.


Hassler, M. 2017. Colobanthus. 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 June 5. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Colobanthus. Published online. Accessed: June 5 2017. 2017. Colobanthus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 5 June 2017.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Perlwurzen
English: Southern Pearlworts
русский: Колобантус, Колобант

Colobanthus is a large genus of small, cushion-like herbaceous plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, sometimes known as "pearlworts", a name they share with plants of the related genus Sagina.[1] C. quitensis is the world's southernmost dicot, and one of only two native extant flowering plants of Antarctica.
Selected species

Colobanthus acicularis Hook. f.
Colobanthus affinis (Hook) Hook. f.
Colobanthus apetalus (Labill.) Druce synonym = Spergula apetala
Colobanthus bolivianus Pax
Colobanthus brevisepalus Kirk
Colobanthus buchananii Kirk
Colobanthus caespitosus Colenso
Colobanthus canaliculatus Kirk
Colobanthus curtisiae J.G. West
Colobanthus diffusus Hook. f.
Colobanthus hookeri Cheeseman
Colobanthus kerguelensis Hook. f.
Colobanthus lycopodoides Griseb.
Colobanthus masonae L.B. Moore
Colobanthus monticola Petrie
Colobanthus muelleri Kirk = C. billardieri var. brachypoda
Colobanthus muscoides Hook. f.
Colobanthus nivicola M. Gray
Colobanthus pulvinatus F. Muell.
Colobanthus quitensis (Kunth) Bartl., = C. alatus, C. aretioides, C. billardieri, C. cherlerioides, C. crassifolius, C. crassifolius var. aretioides, C. maclovianus, C. meingeni, C. quitensis var. alatus, C. saginoides, Sagina crassifolia, S. quitensis, Spergula affinis?
Colobanthus repens Colenso
Colobanthus squarrosus Cheeseman
Colobanthus strictus (Cheeseman) Cheeseman
Colobanthus subulatus (d'Urv.) Hook. f.
Colobanthus wallii Petrie


"Colobanthus". The Plant List. Retrieved 2015-11-28.

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