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Classification of Gentianaceae
- overview [as in Struwe et al. (2002)]
Symbolanthus

(following Struwe et al., 2002)

Detailed list arranged by tribe and subtribe

Detailed list arranged by genus name

The convoluted history of the name Lisianthus

GENTIANACEAE Juss., Gen. Pl. 141, 1789, nom. cons

      6 tribes, 8 subtribes in 3 tribes, 87 genera, ca. 16151688 species.

 

Tribe Saccifolieae (Maguire & Pires) Struwe, Thiv, V. A. Albert, & Kadereit, in L. Struwe & V. A. Albert, Gentianaceae: Systematics and Natural History: 48, 2002.
      5 genera, ca. 16-20 species.

 

Tribe Exaceae Colla, Herb. Pedem. vol. 3: 174, 1834 [Jan-Feb 1835].
      6 genera, ca. 144-184 species.

 

Tribe Chironieae (G. Don) Endl., Gen. Pl. vol. 1: 600, Aug 1838.
      3 subtribes, 23 genera, ca. 159 species.

subtribe Chironiinae G. Don, Gen. Syst. Dichl. Pl. 4: 173, Mar-Apr 1838.
      12 genera, ca. 106 species.

subtribe Canscorinae Thiv & Kadereit, in L. Struwe & V. A. Albert, Gentianaceae: Systematics and Natural History: 50, 2002.
      6 genera, 24 species.

subtribe Coutoubeinae G. Don, Gen. Syst. Dichl. Pl. 4: 174, Mar-Apr 1838.
      5 genera, 29 species.

 

Tribe Helieae Gilg in Engler & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzf. 4(2): 95, 1895.
22 genera, ca. 184 species.

 

Tribe Potalieae Rchb., Handb. Nat. Pfl.-Syst.: 211, 1-7 Oct 1837. 
3 subtribes, 13 genera, 154 species.

subtribe Faroinae Struwe & V. A. Albert, in L. Struwe & V. A. Albert, Gentianaceae: Systematics and Natural History: 52, 2002.
      9 genera, 31 species.

subtribe Lisianthiinae G. Don, Gen. Syst. Dichl. Pl. 4: 175, Mar-Apr 1838. 
      1 genus (Lisianthius), 30 species.

subtribe Potaliinae (Mart.) Progel in Mart., Fl. Bras. 6 (1): 251, 267, 1 Dec 1865.
      3 genera, ca. 93 species.

 

Tribe Gentianeae Colla, Herb. Pedem. vol. 3: 157, 1834 [Jan-Feb 1835].
      2 subtribes, 17 genera, ca. 939
-968 species.

subtribe Gentianinae G. Don, Gen. Syst. Dichl. Pl. 4: 173, Mar-Apr 1838. 
      3 genera, ca. 400-403 species.

subtribe Swertiinae (Griseb.) Rchb. Handb. Nat. Pflanz.: 210, 1837.
14 genera, ca. 539-565 species.

 

incertae sedis (not classified)

         1 genus (Voyria), 19 species.

 

 

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