Taxon: Alyssum montanum L.

Genus: Alyssum
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Alysseae
Nomen number: 2764
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:650. 1753, nom. cons. prop.
Link to protologue:
  • • [a pending conservation proposal, if adopted, will preserve its current usage]
  • • proposed for conservation (nom. cons. prop.) with a conserved type (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.9)
Name Verified on: 02-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2014
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • mountain alison  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • alysse des montagnes  (Source: Zander Ency) - French
  • gewöhnliche Berg-Steinkraut  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • liten stenört  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:


  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Moldova ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Spain

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Applequist, W. L. 2012. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 64 (Taxon) 61:1110.
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Dudley, T. R. 1964. Synopsis of the genus Alyssum J. Arnold Arbor. 45:364.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Marhold, K. et al. 2011. (1993) Proposal to conserve the name Alyssum montanum (Cruciferae) with a conserved type (Taxon) 60:237-238.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)

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