Genus: Saussurea DC.

Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Carduoideae
Tribe: Cardueae
Subtribe: Carduinae
Common names: saw-wort
Genus number: 10781
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 29 (6 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons., Shenzhen ICN Art. 14 & App. III) over the earlier parahomonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 53.2) Saussuria Moench, nom. rej.

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Kita, Y. et al. 2004. Molecular phylogenetic analyses and systematics of the genus Saussurea and related genera (Asteraceae, Cardueae). Taxon 53:679-690. Note: polyphyletic
  2. Raab-Straube, E. von. 2003. Phylogenetic relationships in Saussurea (Compositae, Cardueae) sensu lato, inferred from morphological, ITS and trnL-trnF sequence data with a synopsis of Himalaiella gen. nov., Lipschitziella and Frolovia. Willdenowia 33:379-402.

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Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Saussurea
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 22 August 2019.