Carinta W. F. Wight, Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb. 9: 216. 1905.
Geocardia Standi., Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb. 17: 444. 1914.
Type. Geophila repens (L.) Johnst.
The genus Geophila is on the list of nomina conservanda, as indicated in the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature (p 344, appendix III. 1966), following recommendations by Hepper (Taxon 9: 88-89. 1960) and Fosberg (Taxon 11: 180-181. 1962).
The present treatment includes those taxa which occur in Venezuela, the Guayana Highland, the Guianas, and adjacent Amazonian areas of Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, with their concomitant geographical distribution.