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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: Eudianthe
Species: E. coeli-rosa – E. laeta

Eudianthe (Rchb.) Rchb. Deut. Bot. Herb.-Buch (Nom.) 206. (1841)

Type species: Eudianthe coeli-rosa (L.) Endl. Cat. Horti Vindob. 2: 342. (1842)


Lychnis [infragen. unranked] Eudianthe Rchb., Fl. German. Excurs. 824. (1832)
Lychnidia Pomel, Nouv. Mat. Fl. Atlant. 207. (1874) nom. illeg.
Pontinia Fr., Bot. Not. 1843: 141. (1843)
Silene sect. Eudianthe (Rchb.) A.Braun, Phanerog. Monogr. 1. (1843)?


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Eudianthe is a small genus of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, found in the Canary Islands and the western Mediterranean.[2] It can be distinguished from other members of the tribe Sileneae by its linear to narrowly lanceolate leaves and its pink flowers.[3]

Currently accepted species include:[2]

Eudianthe coeli-rosa (L.) Fenzl ex Endl.
Eudianthe laeta (Aiton) Rchb. ex Willk.
Eudianthe lagrangei (Coss.) Pau


Deut. Bot. Herb.-Buch: 206 (1841)
"Eudianthe (Rchb.) Rchb". Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 3 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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