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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Caryophyllaceae
Tribus: Sperguleae
Genus: Rhodalsine
Species: R. gayana – R. geniculata – R. platyphylla – R. senneniana

Rhodalsine J.Gay Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 3, 4: 25, in adnot. (1845)

Type species: Rhodalsine geniculata (Poir.) Williams Bull. Herb. Boissier 6: 7. originally designated as Rhodalsine procumbens J.Gay Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 3, 4: 25. (1845)


Minuartia subg. Rhodalsine (J. Gay) Graebn. Syn. Mitteleur. Fl. 5(1): 774. (1918)

Note: Dillenberger & Kadereit (2014) demonstrated that these combinations are separate from Minuartia s.s. and also belong in Sperguleae.

Gay, J.É 1845. Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique sér. 3, 4: 25.
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. Rhodalsine. 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.
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. Rhodalsine. Published online. Accessed: May 22 2017.
Kool, A. & Thulin, M. 2017. A giant spurrey on a tiny island: On the phylogenetic position of Sanctambrosia manicata (Caryophyllaceae) and the generic circumscriptions of Spergula, Spergularia and Rhodalsine. Taxon 66(3): 615-622. DOI: 10.12705/663.6 Reference page. 2017. Rhodalsine. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 22 May 2017.

Rhodalsine is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Caryophyllaceae.[1]

Its native range is Canary Islands, Mediterranean, Somalia.[1]


Rhodalsine geniculata (Poir.) F.N.Williams


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