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]

Micranthes tolmiei
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Saxifragaceae
Genus: Micranthes
Type species
Micranthes semipubescens
  • Aulaxis Haw.
  • Dermasea Haw.
  • Heterisia Raf.
  • Hexaphoma Raf.
  • Hydatica Neck.
  • Ocrearia Small
  • Spatularia Haw.
  • Steiranisia Raf.

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

Species edit

The following species are recognised in the genus Micranthes:[3]

References edit

  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
  3. ^ "Micranthes Haw. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 2022-09-02.