Moehringia is a genus of flowering plants in the pink 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. The genus Moehringia was first formally named by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It is named after Paul Möhring (1710–1791).
Its type species is Moehringia 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.
- Moehringia muscosa
- Moehringia trinervia
- Moehringia lateriflora
- Moehringia macrophylla
- Moehringia villosa
- 22 more
- Volker Bittrich. 1993. "Caryophyllaceae" In: Klaus Kubitzki. The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. volume II, pages 206-236. Springer-Verlag: Berlin,Heidelberg Germany.
- Moehringia in Flora of North America
- 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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