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Saponaria pumila

Saponaria pumila (*)

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Caryophyllaceae
Tribus: Caryophylleae
Genus: Saponaria
Species: Saponaria pumila

Saponaria pumila Hayek, Sched. Fl. Stiriac. Exsicc. 1(5): 333 (1908).

Behen pumilio (L.) Link
Cucubalus pumilio L.
Lychnis pumilio (L.) Scop.
Saponaria pumilio (L.) A. Braun
Silene pumila (L.) St. Lag.
Silene pumilio (L.) Wulfen


Saponaria ×olivana Wocke


Not to be confused with Saponaria pumilio Boiss.
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Europe
Regional: Middle Europe
Austria, Italy, Romania (SE-Carpathians)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Hayek, A.v. 1908. Sched. Fl. Stiriac. Exsicc. 1(5): 333.


Hassler, M. 2019. Saponaria pumila. 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. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Sep 11. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Saponaria pumila in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Sep 11. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Saponaria pumila. Published online. Accessed: Sep 11 2019. 2019. Saponaria pumila. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 11 Sep 2019.

Vernacular names
English: pygmy pink
svenska: Dvärgsåpnejlika

Saponaria pumila is a species of perennial plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, commonly known as dwarf soapwort.[2] It is native to the eastern Alps of Austria and Italy and the southern parts of the Eastern Carpathians in Romania.[1][3]


Behen pumilio (L.) Link
Cucubalus pumilio L.
Lychnis pumilio (L.) Scop.
Saponaria nana Fritsch
Saponaria pumilio (L.) A.Braun
Saponaria pumilio (L.) Fenzl
Saponaria pumilio (L.) Fenzl ex Janch., 1907
Silene pumila (L.) St.-Lag.
Silene pumilio (L.) Wulfe


"Saponaria pumila Janch". GBIF. Retrieved 2021-08-14.
"Dwarf Soapwort (Saponaria pumila)". iNaturalist. Retrieved 2021-08-14.
Tribsch, Andreas; Schönswetter, Peter; Stuessy, Tod (2002). "Saponaria pumila (Caryophyllaceae) and the ice age in the European Alps". American Journal of Botany. 89 (12): 2024–33. doi:10.3732/ajb.89.12.2024. PMID 21665631.

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