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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Caryophyllaceae
Tribe: Polycarpeae
Genus: Ortegia
Species: O. hispanica
Name

Ortegia Loefl. Sp. Pl. 1: 560 ("Ortega"). (1753) Spelling corrected by Linnaeus, Gen. ed. 5. 21. (1754)

monotypic taxon

References
Primary references

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 560. Reference page.

Primary 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.

Links

Hassler, M. 2017. Ortegia. 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 22. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Ortegia. Published online. Accessed: May 22 2017.
Tropicos.org 2017. Ortegia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 30 May 2017.

Vernacular names

Ortegia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Caryophyllaceae.[2] It only contains one known species, Ortegia hispanica L.[1] It is part of the tribe Polycarpaeae, clustering with Cardionema and Illecebrum.[3]

Its native range is the western Mediterranean. It is still found in Portugal and Spain.[1][4] It is now classed as extinct in Algeria and Italy.[1]

The genus name of Ortegia is in honour of José Ortega (d. 1761), a Spanish military apothecary at the court of Ferdinand VI. He was also the secretary of the royal academy of medicine and director of a medicinal botanical garden in Madrid.[5] The genus of Ortegia has 3 known synonyms; Cervaria L., Mosina Adans. and Terogia Raf.[2]

The Latin specific epithet of hispanica is derived from Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) which refers to people, cultures, or countries related to Spain. Both the genus and the species were first described and published in C.Linnaeus's book, Sp. Pl. on page 560 in 1753.[2][1]
References

"Ortegia hispanica L." Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 6 November 2021.
"Ortegia Loefl. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
Hernández-Ledesma, Patricia; Berendsohn, Walter G.; Borsch, Thomas; Von Mering, Sabine; et al. (2015). "A taxonomic backbone for the global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales". Willdenowia. 45 (3): 281–383.
Aedo, Carlos; Medina, Leopoldo; Fernández-Albert, Marta (August 2013). "Species richness and endemicity in the Spanish vascular flora". Nordic Journal of Botany. 31: 478–488.
Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.

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