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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
Tribus: Sperguleae
Genus: Rhodalsine
Species: R. gayana – R. geniculata – R. platyphylla – R. senneniana


Rhodalsine J.Gay Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 3, 4: 25, in adnot. (1845)

  • Type species: Rhodalsine geniculata (Poir.) Williams Bull. Herb. Boissier 6: 7. originally designated as Rhodalsine procumbens J.Gay Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 3, 4: 25. (1845)


  • Heterotypic
    • Minuartia subg. Rhodalsine (J. Gay) Graebn. Syn. Mitteleur. Fl. 5(1): 774. (1918)

Note: Dillenberger & Kadereit (2014) demonstrated that these combinations are separate from Minuartia s.s. and also belong in Sperguleae.


  • Kool, A. & Thulin, M. 2017. A giant spurrey on a tiny island: On the phylogenetic position of Sanctambrosia manicata (Caryophyllaceae) and the generic circumscriptions of Spergula, Spergularia and Rhodalsine. Taxon 66(3): 615-622. doi: 10.12705/663.6 Reference page. 
  • Tropicos.org 2017. Rhodalsine . Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 May 22.