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Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Caryophyllaceae
Tribe: Polycarpeae
Genus: Polycarpon
Species (sensu Kool et al., 2007): P. tetraphyllum


Polycarpon Loefl. ex L. Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 2: 881, 859, 1360. (1759)

Note: However, some combinations are retained in this genus by some authorities until formal reclassifications have been completed - see Hassler (2017) for work outstanding.


  • Loefling, P. 1759. Systema Naturae, Editio Decima 2: 881, 859, 1360.
  • Hassler, M. 2017. Polycarpon World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World (version Aug. 2017). In: Roskov 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 on the internet. Accessed: 2017 May 22.
  • Hernández-Ledesma, P., Berendsohn, W. G., Borsch, T., Mering, S. von, 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 Full text PDF Reference page. 
  • Iamonico, D. 2015. A new combination and change in rank in Polycarpon (Caryophyllaceae), Endemic to California, USA, and Mexico. Novon 24(2): 159-164. doi: 10.3417/2014018
  • Iamonico, D. 2015. Augustea (Polycarpaeae, Caryophyllaceae), a new genus from South America. Phytotaxa 236(1): 71-78. doi: 10.11646/phytotaxa.236.1.6
  • Iamonico, D. 2015. A new nomenclatural change in Polycarpon (Caryophyllaceae): P. tetraphyllum subsp. sauvagei comb. & stat. nov., an endemic taxon from Morocco. Phytotaxa 197(3): 225-226. {doi|10.11646/phytotaxa.197.3.7}}
  • Iamonico, D. & Domina, G. 2015. Nomenclatural notes on the Polycarpon tetraphyllum aggregate (Caryophyllaceae). Plant Biosystems-An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology 149(4): 720-727. doi: 10.1080/11263504.2015.1057260
  • International Plant Names Index. 2017. Polycarpon. Published online. Accessed May 22 2017.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Manyseeds
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