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

References for genus:

  • Kita, Y. et al. 2004. Molecular phylogenetic analyses and systematics of the genus Saussurea and related genera (Asteraceae, Cardueae). (Taxon) 53:679-690.
  • 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.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


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 25 April 2019.