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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Caryophyllaceae
Tribus: Corrigioleae
Genus: Telephium
Species: T. eriglaucum – T. imperati – T. oligospermum – T. sphaerospermum

Telephium L. Sp. Pl. 1: 271. (1753)

Type species: Telephium imperati L. Sp. Pl. 1: 271. (1753)


Telephium Hill Brit. Herb. (Hill) 36. (1756) nom. illeg. hom.


Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 271. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2017. Telephium. 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 19. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2017. Telephium. Published online. Accessed: May 19 2017. 2017. Telephium. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 17 May 2017.

Telephium are a genus of flowering plants in the family Molluginaceae or Caryophyllaceae, found in Mediterranean parts of Europe, Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and western Asia.[2] They are annual or perennial herbs, sometimes becoming woody at their bases.[3] Together with Corrigiola they form the tribe Corrigioleae.[4]

Currently accepted species include:[2]

Telephium barbeyanum Bornm.
Telephium eriglaucum F.N.Williams
Telephium imperati L.
Telephium oligospermum Steud. ex Boiss.
Telephium sphaerospermum Boiss.


Sp. Pl.: 271 (1753)
"Telephium L." Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 19 July 2020.
Kubitzki, Klaus; Rohwer, Jens G; Bittrich, Volker, eds. (1993). The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants: Flowering Plants · Dicotyledons: Magnoliid, Hamamelid and Caryophyllid Families. Vol. II. p. 225. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-02899-5. ISBN 978-3-642-08141-5. S2CID 38606188.
Harbaugh, Danica T.; Nepokroeff, Molly; Rabeler, Richard K.; McNeill, John; Zimmer, Elizabeth A.; Wagner, Warren 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. S2CID 55826969.

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