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Taxon: Fragaria moschata Weston

Genus: Fragaria
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Rosoideae
Tribe: Potentilleae
Subtribe: Fragariinae
Nomen number: 257
Place of publication: Bot. univ. 2:327. 1771 (A. N. Duchesne, Hist. nat. frais. 145. 1766, as "races principales")
Link to protologue:
  • • Duchesne's (1766) usage of binary names for "races principales" do not qualify as species names
  • • an allopolyploid derived from Fragaria viridis as the maternal donor
Name Verified on: 24-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 13 (13 active, 7 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Distributional Range:


    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation [Krasnodar]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation [Gorno-Altay, Altay, Omsk, Tomsk, Tyumen (s.)]

    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine (n.)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy (n.), Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (n.w.)


    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania


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  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Clapham, A. R. et al. 1962. Flora of the British Isles, ed. 2. Note: lists as Fragaria moschata Duchesne
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage Note: lists as Fragaria moschata (Duchesne) Weston
  6. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  7. Evans, W. D. 1982. The production of multispecific octoploid from Fragaria species and the cultivated strawberry. Euphytica 31:901-907. Note: Netherlands journal of plant breeding
  8. Hancock, J. F. & J. J. Luby. 1993. Genetic resources at our doorstep: the wild strawberries. BioScience 43:141-147.
  9. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR. Note: lists as Fragaria moschata Duchesne
  10. Krasnoborov, I. M., ed. 2000-. Flora of Siberia (English translation) Note: lists as Fragaria moschata Duchesne
  11. Mabberley, D. J. 2002. Potentilla and Fragaria (Rosaceae) reunited. Telopea 9:798. Note: = Potentilla moschata (Weston) Prantl
  12. Marta, A. E. et al. 2004. Breeding barriers between the cultivated strawberry Fragaria × ananassa, and related wild germplasm. Euphytica 136:139-150. Note: Netherlands journal of plant breeding
  13. Potter, D. et al. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships among species of Fragaria (Rosaceae) inferred from non-coding nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequences. Syst. Bot. 25:337-348. Note: this study cites two accessions (CFRA 157 & CFRA 376) of this taxon; it finds that this taxon appears in sister relationship with Fragaria orientalis, thus it does not support hybrid origin from F. nubicola or F. vesca
  14. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  15. Sangiacomo, M. A. & J. A. Sullivan. 1994. Introgression of wild species into the cultivated strawberry using synthetic octoploids. Theor. Appl. Genet. 88:349-354.
  16. Staudt, G. 1962. Taxonomic studies in the genus Fragaria. Typification of Fragaria species known at the time of Linnaeus. Canad. J. Bot. 40:879. Note: lists as Fragaria moschata Duchesne
  17. Staudt, G. 1989. The species of Fragaria, their taxonomy and geographical distribution. Acta Hort. 265:28.
  18. Staudt, G. 2009. Strawberry biogeography, genetics and systematics. Acta Hort. 842:71-83.
  19. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea. Note: lists as Fragaria moschata Duchesne
  20. Ulrich, D. et al. 2007. Diversity of aroma patterns in wild and cultivated Fragaria accessions. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 54:1185-1196.

Check other web resources for Fragaria moschata Weston :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=257. Accessed 8 August 2020.