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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Caryophyllaceae
Tribus: Sclerantheae
Genus: Schiedea
Species: S. adamantis – S. amplexicaulis – S. apokremnos – S. attenuata – S. diffusa – S. globosa – S. haleakalensis – S. haupuensis – S. hawaiiensis – S. helleri – S. hookeri – S. implexa – S. jacobii – S. kaalae – S. kauaiensis – S. kealiae – S. laui – S. ligustrina – S. lychnoides – S. lydgatei – S. mannii – S. membranacea – S. menziesii – S. nuttallii – S. obovata – S. pentandra – S. perlmanii – S. pubescens – S. salicaria – S. sarmentosa – S. spergulina – S. stellarioides – S. trinervis – S. verticillata – S. viscosa

Schiedea Cham. & Schltdl., Linnaea 1: 46. 1826.

Type species: Schiedea ligustrina Cham. & Schltdl., Linnaea 1: 46. 1826.


Alsinidendron H.Mann, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 10: 311. (1866)
Type species Alsinidendron trinerve H.Mann, Proc. Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 10: 312. (1866)

Note: Alsinidendron can be found as a segregate (Govaerts et al. 2019), but see the monograph by Wagner, Weller & Sakai (2005)

Schiedea A.Rich., Mém. Rubiac. 107. 1830.
Schiedea Bartl., Ord. Nat. Pl. 210. 1830, nom. illeg. hom., vide Machaonia Bonpl., Pl. Aequinoct. [Humboldt & Bonpland] 1(4): 101, t. 29. 1806 [1808 publ. 15 Dec 1806] (Rubiaceae)

Primary references

Chamisso, L.K.A.v. & Schlechtendal, D.F.L.v. 1826. Linnaea 1: 46.

Additional references

Harbaugh, D.T., Nepokroeff, M., Rabeler, R.K., McNeill, J., Zimmer, E.A. & Wagner, W.L. 2010. A new lineage based tribal classification of the family Caryophyllaceae. International Journal of Plant Sciences 171(2): 185–198. DOI: 10.1086/648993 ResearchGate 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.
Wagner, W.L., Weller, S.G. & Sakai, A.K. 2005. Monograph of Schiedea (Caryophyllaceae - Alsinoideae). Systematic Botany Monographs 72: 1–169. JSTOR Hybrid open access journal. hdl: 10088/18515 Open access.Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Schiedea in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Sept. 28. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2019. Schiedea. 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 SEpt. 28. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Schiedea. Published online. Accessed: June 21 2017. 2017. Schiedea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 21 June 2017.

Schiedea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae. It contains 34 species and is endemic to Hawaii.[2]
Selected species

Schiedea adamantis H.St.John - Diamond Head schiedea (Oʻahu, Hawaii)
Schiedea amplexicaulis H.Mann
Schiedea apokremnos H.St.John
Schiedea attenuata W.L.Wagner, Weller & Sakai
Schiedea diffusa A.Gray
Schiedea globos H.Mann
Schiedea haleakalensis Degener & Sherff in Sherff
Schiedea hawaiiensis Hillebrand
Schiedea helleri Sherff
Schiedea hookeri A.Gray
Schiedea implexa (Hillebrand) SherffAdvanced

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Schiedea jacobii W.L.Wagner, Weller & Madeiros in W.L.Wagner et al.
Schiedea kaalae Wawra - Maʻoliʻoli (Oʻahu, Hawaii)
Schiedea kauaiensis H.St.John
Schiedea kealiae Caum & Hosaka
Schiedea laui W.L.Wagner & Weller
Schiedea ligustrina Chamisso & Schlechtendal
Schiedea lychnoides Hillebrand
Schiedea lydgatei Hillebrand
Schiedea mannii H.St.John
Schiedea membranacea H.St.John
Schiedea menziesii Hooker
Schiedea nuttallii Hooker
Schiedea obovata (Sherff) W.L.Wagner & Weller
Schiedea pentandra W.L.Wagner & E.Harris
Schiedea perlmanii W.L.Wagner & Weller
Schiedea pubescens Hillebrand
Schiedea salicaria Hillebrand
Schiedea sarmentosa Degener & Sherff in Sherff
Schiedea spergulina A.Gray
Schiedea stellarioides H.Mann
Schiedea trinervis (H.Mann) Pax & K.Hoffmann
Schiedea verticillata F.Brown in Christophersen & Caum - Nihoa carnation (Nihoa, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands)
Schiedea viscosa H.Mann

Schiedea obovata flowers
S. obovata (left), S. trinervis (right)

"Schiedea Cham. & Schltdl". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-01-16. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
Wagner, Warren L.; Weller, Stephen G.; Sakai, Ann (2005). "Monograph of Schiedea (Caryophyllaceae–Alsinoideae)". Systematic Botany Monographs. 72: 169 pp. ISBN 0-912861-72-X.

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