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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: Sagina
Species: S. abyssinica – S. afroalpina – S. alexandrae – S. apetala – S. belonophylla – S. brachysepala – S. caespitosa – S. chilensis – S. decumbens – S. diemensis – S. donatioides – S. glabra – S. hochstetteri – S. humifusa – S. japonica – S. libanotica – S. maritima – S. maxima – S. micrantha – S. micropetala – S. monticola – S. namadgi – S. nivalis – S. nodosa – S. oxysepala – S. papuana – S. pilifera – S. procumbens – S. purii – S. revelierei – S. rupestris – S. sabuletorum – S. saginoides – S. schiraevskii – S. stridii

Nothospecies: S. × normaniana

Sagina L. Sp. Pl. 1: 128 (1753); Gen Pl., ed. 5: 62 (1754).

Lectotype species: Sagina procumbens L., Sp. Pl. 1: 128. (1753), (designated by Britton & Brown, Ill. Fl. N. U.S. ed. 2. 2: 51 (1913), supported by A.S. Hitchcock, Prop. Brit. Bot. 127. Aug 1929)


Phaloe Dumort., Fl. Belg. 110 (1827).
Spergella Rchb., Handb. Gewächsk., ed. 2, 1: 65 (1827).


Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 128. Reference page.
Linnaeus, C. 1754. Genera Plantarum, ed. 5: 62. Reference page.

Additional references

Britton, N.L. & Brown, A. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British possessions: from Newfoundland to the parallel of the southern boundary of Virginia, and from the Atlantic Ocean westward to the 102d meridian. ed. 2. C. Scribner's sons, New York. Vol. 1: 51. Reference page.
Hitchcock, A.S. & Green, M.L. 1929. Standard species of Linnaean genera of Phanerogamae (1753–1754). pp. 111–195 in International Botanical Congress. Cambridge (England), 1930. Nomenclature. Proposals by British Botanists. His Majesty's Stationery Office, London. Biblioteca Digital 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.


Hassler, M. 2020. Sagina. 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. 2020. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2020 Aug 2. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Sagina. Published online. Accessed: June 5 2017. 2020. Sagina. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 2 Aug 2020.

Vernacular names
čeština: úrazník
Cymraeg: Corwlyddyn yr eira
dansk: Firling
Deutsch: Mastkräuter
English: Pearlworts
eesti: Kesakann
فارسی: صدفی‌سا
suomi: Haarikot
hornjoserbsce: Kormjenka
қазақша: Майлышөп
lietuvių: Žemenė
polski: Karmnik
русский: Мшанка
slovenčina: machovička
svenska: Smalnarvar
Türkçe: inci otu
中文: 漆姑草属

Sagina (like Colobanthus called "pearlworts") is a genus of 20–30 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae. These are flowering herbs native to temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere extending south to tropical mountain areas at high altitudes, reaching just south of the equator in Africa. They are small annual or perennial herbaceous plants, growing to 5–15 cm. The leaves are opposite, often in tight whorl-like clusters, simple linear, typically 5–20 mm long. The flowers are solitary or in small cymes, with four or five green sepals and an equal number of white petals; the petal size relative to the sepal size is useful in species identification. The fruit is a small capsule containing several seeds.[2][3][4][5]

The following species are accepted by The Plant List:[6]

Sagina abyssinica Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Sagina afroalpina Hedberg
Sagina apetala Ard.
Sagina caespitosa Lange
Sagina chilensis Naudin
Sagina decumbens (Elliott) Torr. & A.Gray
Sagina glabra (Willd.) Fenzl
Sagina graminifolia Wedd.
Sagina humifusa (Cambess.) Fenzl ex Rohrbach in Martius
Sagina japonica (Sw.) Ohwi
Sagina maritima G.Don
Sagina maxima A. Gray
Sagina micropetala Rauschert
Sagina nivalis (Lindblad) Fr.
Sagina nodosa (L.) Fenzl
Sagina × normaniana Lagerh.
Sagina pilifera (DC.) Fenzl
Sagina procumbens L.
Sagina sabuletorum (J.Gay) Lange
Sagina saginoides (L.) H.Karst.
Sagina stridii Kit Tan, Zarkos & Christodoulou
Sagina subulata (Sw.) C.Presl


Garrett E. Crow (1978). "A taxonomic revision of Sagina (Caryophyllaceae) in North America". Rhodora. 80 (821): 1–91. JSTOR 23311365.
Huxley, A., ed. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan ISBN 0-333-47494-5.
African Flowering Plants Database: Sagina
Blamey, M. & Grey-Wilson, C. (1989). Flora of Britain and Northern Europe. ISBN 0-340-40170-2
Flora of China: Sagina
"Sagina". The Plant List. Retrieved 20 May 2015.

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