Localities documented in Tropicos sources
United States (North America)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
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|Specimens with Barcodes:||47||Public BINs:||0|
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Locations of barcode samples
Moehringia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae. Members of this genus and of some other genera in Caryophyllaceae are commonly called sandworts. They are found only in the north temperate zone. Moehringia was established by Linnaeus in 1753. It is named after Paul Möhring.
Its type species is M. muscosa. By 1992, there were 31 recognized species. In 2007, Fior and Karis transferred four species from Moehringia to Arenaria, leaving Moehringia with 27 species. M. fontqueri, M. intricata, M. tejedensis, and M. glochidisperma were renamed A. funiculata, A. suffruticosa, A. tejedensis, and A. glochidisperma, respectively. A partial list of the species is as follows.
- Volker Bittrich. 1993. "Caryophyllaceae" In: Klaus Kubitzki. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. volume II, pages 206-236. Springer-Verlag: Berlin,Heidelberg Germany.
- "Caryophyllaceae' In: Flora of North America volume 5, pages 3-215. Oxford University Press. New York, Oxford. (see External links below).
- Index Nominum Genericorum (see External links below)
- Simone Fior and Per Ola Karis. 2007. "Phylogeny, evolution, and systematics of Moehringia (Caryophyllaceae) as inferred from molecular and morphological data: a case of homology reassessment." Cladistics 23(4):362-372.
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