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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Caryophyllaceae
Tribus: Alsineae
Genus: Pseudostellaria
Species: P. borodinii – P. davidii – P. ebracteata – P. europaea – P. helanshanensis – P. heterantha – P. heterophylla – P. himalaica – P. jamesiana – P. japonica – P. longipedicellata – P. palibiniana – P. polymorpha – P. retusa – P. rigida – P. rupestris – P. sylvatica – P. tianmushanensis – P. tibetica – P. webbiana – P. zhejiangensis

Pseudostellaria Pax Nat. Pflanzenfam. (ed. 2) 16c: 318. (1934)

Type species: Pseudostellaria rupestris (Turcz.) Pax Nat. Pflanzenfam. (ed. 2) 16c: 318. (1934)


Krascheninikovia Turcz. ex Fenzl Gen. Pl. 13: 968. (1840) (younger homonym of Krascheninnikovia Gueldenst. (1772)
Krascheninnikowia Turcz. Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 15: 609. (1842) ortho. var.


Pax, F.A. 1934. Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, Zweite Auflage 16c: 318.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Pseudostellaria in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Oct. 11. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. Pseudostellaria. 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. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2021 June 21. 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. 2021. Pseudostellaria. Published online. Accessed: June 21 2021. 2021. Pseudostellaria. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 21 June 2021.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Pseudostellaria in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.
Zhang, M.L., Zeng, X.Q., Li, C., Sanderson, S.C., Byalt, V.V. & Lei, Y. 2017. Molecular phylogenetic analysis and character evolution in Pseudostellaria (Caryophyllaceae) and description of a new genus, Hartmaniella, in North America. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 184(4): 444-456. DOI: 10.1093/botlinnean/box036 Open access Reference page.

Vernacular names
日本語: ワチガイソウ属
中文: 孩儿参属

Pseudostellaria is a genus of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae. There are up to 20 species, most of which occur in Asia. They are similar to Stellaria, differing in the morphology of the roots and fruit capsules and having shallower notches in the petals.[2]
Selected species

Pseudostellaria heterophylla - false starwort, hai er shen, tai zi shen
Pseudostellaria jamesiana - tuber starwort
Pseudostellaria oxyphylla
Pseudostellaria rupestris
Pseudostellaria sierrae - Sierra starwort


Rabeler, R. K. & R. L. Hartman. (2002). Pseudostellaria sierrae (Caryophyllaceae), a new species from California. Novon 12:1 82-6.
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