Taxon: Helianthus debilis Nutt. subsp. cucumerifolius (Torr. & A. Gray) Heiser

 
Genus: Helianthus
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
  Subfamily: Asteroideae
      Tribe: Heliantheae
Nomen number: 104288
Place of publication: Madroño 13:160. 1956
Name Verified on: 08-Mar-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Mar-2010
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 14 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • cucumber-leaf sunflower   - English
  • gurkenblättrige Sonnenblume  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • gua ye kui  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Rogers et al., Sunflower species of the U.S. 7. 1982)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of sunflower (fide Evol 5:42. 1951)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Western Australia
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Czech Republic; Slovakia
  • Northern America

    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Massachusetts, - Michigan, - New Hampshire, - New York, - Pennsylvania, - Rhode Island, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Virginia
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Cuba

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

    Adventive:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Austria
    • Northern Europe: Norway
    • Southwestern Europe: France

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98. 2012 (L West Indies)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Giordani, T. et al. 2003. Analysis of a dehydrin encoding gene and its phylogenetic utility in Helianthus Theor. Appl. Genet. 107:316-325.
  • Heiser, C. B., Jr. 1951. Hybridization in the annual sunflowers: Helianthus annuus × H. debilis var. cucumerifolius (Evolution) 5:42-51.
  • Heiser, C. B., Jr. et al. 1969. The North American sunflowers (Helianthus) Mem. Torrey Bot. Club 22(3):50-51.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Kim, S.-C. & L. H. Rieseberg 1999. Genetic architecture of species differences in annual sunflowers: Implications for adaptive trait introgression (Genetics) 153:965-977.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Radford, A. E. et al., eds. Vascular flora of the southeastern United States. 1980- (F SE US)
  • Rieseberg, L. G. et al. 1990. Helianthus annuus ssp. texanus has chloroplast DNA and nuclear ribosomal RNA genes of Helianthus debilis ssp. cucumerifolius Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 87:593-597.
  • Rieseberg, L. G. et al. 1990. Helianthus annuus ssp. texanus has chloroplast DNA and nuclear ribosomal RNA genes of Helianthus debilis ssp. cucumerifolius Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 87:593-597.
  • Rogers, C. E. et al. 1982. Sunflower species of the United States 7.
  • Scascitelli, M. et al. 2010. Genome scan of hybridizing sunflowers from Texas (Helianthus annuus and H. debilis) reveals asymmetric patterns of introgression and small islands of genomic differentiation Molec. Ecol. 19:521-541.
  • Schilling, E. E. et al. 1998. Phylogenetic relationships in Helianthus (Asteraceae) based on nuclear ribosomal DNA internal transcribed spacer region sequence data Syst. Bot. 23:177-187.
  • Snow, A. A. et al. 1998. Fecundity, phenology, and seed dormancy of F1 wild-crop hybrids in sunflower (Helianthus annuus, Asteraceae) Amer. J. Bot. 85:794-801.
  • Timme, R. E. et al. 2007. High-resolution phylogeny for Helianthus (Asteraceae) using the 18S-26S ribosomal DNA external transcribed spacer Amer. J. Bot. 94:1837-1852.
  • Timme, R. E. et al. 2007. High-resolution phylogeny for Helianthus (Asteraceae) using the 18S-26S ribosomal DNA external transcribed spacer Amer. J. Bot. 94:1837-1852.
  • Townsend, J., ed. South Carolina plant atlas (on-line resource). (Atlas SCarol)
  • Vukich, M. et al. 2009. Genetic variability in sunflower (Helianthus annuus l.) and in the Helianthus genus as assessed by retrotransposons-based molecular markers Theor. Appl. Genet. 119:1027-1038.
  • Vukich, M. et al. 2009. Genetic variability in sunflower (Helianthus annuus l.) and in the Helianthus genus as assessed by retrotransposons-based molecular markers Theor. Appl. Genet. 119:1027-1038.
  • Western Australian Herbarium FloraBase²: the Western Australian flora (on-line resource). (FloraBase)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Helianthus debilis Nutt. subsp. cucumerifolius (Torr. & A. Gray) Heiser :

  • Euro+Med Plantbase: Information Resource for Euro-Mediterranean Plant Diversity
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Capitulum: USDA/ARS Sunflower Research Unit
  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Habit: USDA/ARS Sunflower Research Unit