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Taxon: Eriogonum microtheca Nutt.

Genus: Eriogonum
Family: Polygonaceae
Subfamily: Eriogonoideae
Nomen number: 455674
Place of publication: Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1848[4]:15. 1848 Mar-Apr (J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia ser. 2, 1:162. 1848 Aug)
Link to protologue:
  • • for publication date see Taxon 16:407-414. 1967
  • • a proposal for conservation (nom. cons.) with the spelling "microthecum" against the original spelling "microtheca" (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.11) has failed, so the original spelling is to be restored
  • • the species epithet was published as a noun in apposition and retains its own gender and termination irrespective of the gender of the generic name (Shenzhen ICN Art. 23.5)
Name Verified on: 09-Jun-2008 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (3 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah]


  1. Applequist, W. L. 2014. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 66. Taxon 63:1370. Note: proposal not recommended
  2. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  3. Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California
  4. Reveal, J. L. & K. N. Gandhi. 2014. (2264) Proposal to conserve the name Eriogonum microthecum (Polygonaceae) with that spelling. Taxon 63:194.

Check other web resources for Eriogonum microtheca Nutt. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=455674. Accessed 25 May 2020.