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Taxon: Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Hayek ex Hand.-Mazz. et al.

Genus: Centaurium
Family: Gentianaceae
Tribe: Chironieae
Subtribe: Chironiinae
Nomen number: 467744
Place of publication: Oesterr. Bot. Z. 56:70. 1906 (G. C. Druce, Fl. Berkshire 342. 1898 ("1897"), nom. inval.; E. H. L. Krause in J. Sturm, Deutschl. Fl. ed. 2, 10:14. 1903, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
Comment: not considered to be validly published by Druce, who proposed this name and also adopted Erythraea ramosissima Pers. for the same species, but since only one of these names was proposed anew Melbourne ICN Art. 36.2 does not apply and this cannot be taken as an alternative name. Similarly Krause proposed this name and also adopted E. pulchella (Sw.) Fr., so his was not an alternative name under Melbourne ICN Art. 36.2 either.
Name Verified on: 22-May-2014 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-May-2014
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Distributional Range:


    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Azores]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Niger, Senegal

    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Cyprus, Egypt, [Sinai] Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • CHINA: China [Zhejiang, Fujian, Heilongjiang, Hebei, Hunan, Gansu, Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Jilin, Guangdong, Liaoning, Shanxi, Shandong, Shaanxi, Qinghai, Nei Monggol, Guangxi, Ningxia, Xinjiang, Hainan]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Pakistan

    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, [Aegean Islands] Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Portugal, Spain, [Baleares] Spain [Baleares]


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  2. Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  3. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  4. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  5. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  6. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  7. Pringle, J. S. 2007. Authorship of the name Centaurium pulchellum (Gentianaceae) Michigan Bot. 46:63-64.
  8. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  9. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Hayek ex Hand.-Mazz. et al. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?467744. Accessed 20 March 2019.