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Chirita sinensis - Lemaire.jpg
Primulina dryas (synonym Chirita sinensis)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Gesneriaceae
Genus: Primulina

Primulina is a genus of the family Gesneriaceae, the African violet family. In 2011 the genus was expanded with the transfer of many species that had previously been place in the genus Chirita.[1] In 2016, five species were moved to the genus Deinostigma.[2]


Species include:[2][3]

Formerly placed here[edit]

The following species were moved to the genus Deinostigma in 2016.[2]


  1. ^ Weber, A.; Middleton, D.J.; Forrest, A.; Kiew, R.; Lim, C.L.; Rafidah, A.R.; Sontag, S.; Triboun, P.; Wei, Y.-G.; Yao, T.L.; Möller, M. (2011). "Molecular systematics and remodelling of Chirita and associated genera (Gesneriaceae)". Taxon. 60 (3): 767–790.
  2. ^ a b c M. Möller; K. Nishii; H.J. Atkins; H.H. Kong; M. Kang; Y.G. Wei; F. Wen; X. Hong; D.J. Middleton (2016), "An expansion of the genus Deinostigma (Gesneriaceae)" (PDF), Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore, 68 (1): 145–172, doi:10.3850/S2382581216000119
  3. ^ "Search results for Primulina". The Plant List. Retrieved 2014-03-27.