Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Minuartia L., Sp. Pl. 89-90 (1753)
Vernacular Name(s):

Annual to perennial herbs. Hairs glandular and/or eglandular, or 0. Lvs opposite, exstipulate, entire, narrow-lanceolate to linear-subulate. Infl. cymose, (1)-few- to many-flowered; bracts and sepals usually with scarious margins; epicalyx 0. Sepals 5, free. Petals 5, white, entire or slightly emarginate; coronal scales 0. Stamens 10 or fewer. Styles 3–(5). Fr. an oblong or narrowly ovoid capsule, often included in calyx, dehiscing by as many entire obtuse teeth as the styles; carpophore 0. Seeds (1)-many, smooth, tuberculate or fimbriate, not winged.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Minuartia L.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.