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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: Sileneae
Genus: Viscaria
Species (sensu Frajman et al., 2013): V. asterias – V. alpina – V. vulgaris


Viscaria Bernh., Syst. Verz. (Bernhardi) 261. (1800) nom. cons. prop. by Oxelman et al., Taxon 50(1): 281–282 (2001) against Steris Adans (1763).

  • Type species: Viscaria vulgaris Bernh., Syst. Verz. (Bernhardi) 261. (1800)


  • Homotypic
    • Steris Adans., Fam. Pl. 2: 255, 607. (1763) nom. rej.
    • Viscaria Roehl., Deutschl. Fl. (Röhling), ed. 2, Phanerog. Gew. 2: 37. (1812) nom. superfl.
    • Lychnis sect. Viscaria (Bernh.) DC., Fl. France. (Lamarck & Candolle) ed. 3, 4: 761, (1805)
    • Silene sect. Viscaria (Bernh.) Greuter, Taxon 44(4): 557. (1995)
    • Silene subgen. Viscaria (Bernh.) Greuter, Taxon 44(4): 557. (1995)
  • Heterotypic
    • Liponeuron Schott, Nyman & Kotschy, Analecta Bot. 55. (1854) (Liponeurum).


  • Bernhardi, J.J. 1800. Systematisches Verzeichnis 261.
  • Frajman, B., Thollesson, M. & Oxelman, B. 2013. Taxonomic revision of Atocion and Viscaria (Sileneae, Caryophyllaceae). Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 173(2): 194-210. doi: 10.1111/boj.12090 Full text from ResearchGate Reference page. 
  • Hassler, M. 2017. Viscaria 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 June 21. Does not follow Frajman et al., (2013) here for reference.
  • 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. 
  • International Plant Names Index. 2017. Viscaria. Published online. Accessed June 21 2017.
  • Oxelman, B., Lidén, M., & Jonsell, B. 2001. (1476) Proposal to Conserve the Name Viscaria against Steris (Caryophyllaceae, Sileneae). Taxon 50(1): 281–282. doi: 10.2307/1224531
  • 2017. Viscaria Published on the internet. Accessed: 2017 June 21. Does not follow Frajman et al., (2013) here for reference.
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