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Micranthes tolmiei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Micranthes

Micranthes is a genus of flowering plants in the saxifrage family. It was formerly included within the genus Saxifraga until recent DNA evidence showed the members of what is now Micranthes are more closely related to Boykinia and Heuchera than to other members of the genus Saxifraga.[1]

All members of this genus are herbaceous, with prominent basal leaves. They are found in north-temperate, arctic, and alpine regions.[2]

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  1. ^ Douglas E. Soltis; Robert K. Kuzoff; Elena Conti; Richard Gornall; Keith Ferguson (1996). "matK and rbcL gene sequence data indicate that Saxifraga (Saxifragaceae) is polyphyletic". American Journal of Botany. 83 (3): 371–382. doi:10.2307/2446171. 
  2. ^ Flora of North America