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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: Facchinia
Species (sensu Dillenberger & Kadereit, 2015): F. cerastiifolia – F. cherlerioides – F. grignensis – F. herniarioides – F. lanceolata – F. rupestris – F. valentina

Facchinia Rchb., Deut. Bot. Herb.-Buch.: 204; [Syn. Red.] 63. (1841) nom. nud. adnot see Facchinia Rchb. Icon. Fl. Germ. Helv. (H.G.L. Reichenbach) 5: 29. (1841)

Type species: Facchinia lanceolata Rchb. Icon. Fl. Germ. Helv. (H.G.L. Reichenbach) 5: 29. (1841)


Alsine [unranked] Lanceolatae Fenzl, Gen. Pl. [Endlicher] 965. (1840)
Alsine sect. Lanceolatae (Fenzl) Fenzl, Fl. Ross. (Ledeb.) 1: 350. (1842)
Alsine sect. Facchinia (Rchb.) Griseb., Spicil. Fl. Rumel. 1: 202. (1843)
Minuartia subg. Minuartia sect. Lanceolatae (Fenzl) Graebn. in Asch. & Graebn., Syn. Mitteleur. Fl. 5(1): 756. (1918)
Schmidtia Sieber, Hesperus 1813: 67. (1813), non Steud. ex J.A.Schmidt (1852) nom. cons., nec Tratt. (1816), nec Moench (1802)
Type species: Schmidtia cherlerioides Sieber (1813) [“ cherleroides ”].
Siebera Hoppe, Flora 2: 24. (1819), non J.Gay (1827) nom. cons., nec Rchb. (1828), nec Sieberia Spreng. (1817)
Somerauera Hoppe, Flora 2: 26. (1819), nom. inval. Art. 36.1b.
Dufourea Gren., Actes Soc. Linn. Bordeaux 9: 25. (1827), non Ach. (1809), nec Bory ex Willd. (1810), nec Kunth (1818) [1819].
Alsine [unranked] Aretioideae Fenzl, Gen. Pl. [Endlicher] 965. (1840)
Alsine sect. Aretioideae (Fenzl) Fenzl, Fl. Ross. (Ledeb.) 1: 350. (1842)
Minuartia sect. Lanceolatae ser. Cerastiifoliae Mattf., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 15: 136. (1922)
Type species: Minuartia cerastiifolia (Ramond ex DC.) Graebn.
Minuartia sect. Lanceolatae ser. Grigneensis Mattf., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 15: 130. (1922)
Type species: Minuartia grineensis (Thomas) Mattf.


Reichenbach, H.G.L. 1841. Deutsche Bot Herbarienbuch, Nom. 204, (Syn. Red.) 63.
Dillenberger, M.S. & Kadereit, J.W. 2015. A Revision of Facchinia (Minuartia s.l., Caryophyllaceae). Edinburgh Journal of Botany 72(3): 353–389. DOI: 10.1017/S0960428615000153 Full text PDF Reference page.
Dillenberger, M.S. & Kadereit, J.W. 2014. Maximum polyphyly: Multiple origins and delimitation with plesiomorphic characters require a new circumscription of Minuartia (Caryophyllaceae). Taxon 63(1): 64–88, S1–S21. DOI: 10.12705/631.5 JSTOR ResearchGate Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2017. Facchinia. 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.
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.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Facchinia. Published online. Accessed: June 5 2017. 2017. Facchinia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 5 June 2017.

Facchinia is a genus of flowering plants in the pink and carnation family Caryophyllaceae, native to the Pyrenees and the Alps. Many species in this genus were previously placed in Minuartia.[2]

There are six species and one subspecies in Facchinia:[2]

Facchinia cerastiifolia (Ramond ex DC.) Dillenb. & Kadereit
Facchinia cherlerioides (Sieber) Dillenb. & Kadereit
F. cherlerioides subsp. aretioides (Port. ex J.Gay) Dillenb. & Kadereit
Facchinia grignensis (Rchb.) Dillenb. & Kadereit
Facchinia herniarioides (Rion) Dillenb. & Kadereit
Facchinia rupestris (Scop.) Dillenb. & Kadereit
Facchinia valentina (Pau) Dillenb. & Kadereit


Deut. Bot. Herb.-Buch Syn. Red.: 63 (1841)
Dillenberger, M. S.; Kadereit, J. W. (2015). "A Revision of Facchinia (Minuartia s.l., Caryophyllaceae)". Edinburgh Journal of Botany. 72 (3): 353–389. doi:10.1017/S0960428615000153.

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