Genus: Frasera Walter

Possible synonym of: Swertia L.

Family: Gentianaceae
Subtribe: Swertiinae
Genus number: 14590
Last updated: 20-Mar-2007
Accession Count: 32 (31 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Chassot, P. et al. 2001. High paraphyly of Swertia L. (Gentianaceae) in the Gentianella-lineage as revealed by nuclear and chloroplast DNA sequence variation. Pl. Syst. Evol. 229:1-21. Note: sampled species in molecular analyses form a monophyletic clade apart from other Swertia species
  2. Hagen, K. B. von & J. W. Kadereit. 2002. Phylogeny and flower evolution of the Swertiinae (Gentianaceae-Gentianeae): homoplasy and the principle of variable proportions. Syst. Bot. 27:548-572. Note: sampled species in molecular analysis form a monophyletic clade apart from a polyphyletic Swertia
  3. Pringle, J. S. 1990. Taxonomic notes on western American Gentianaceae. Sida 14:179-187. Note: = Swertia L.
  4. Struwe, L. et al. 2002. Systematics, character evolution, and biogeography of Gentianaceae, including a new tribal and subtribal classification. Gentianaceae: systematics and natural history 226-227. Note: accepts

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 11 July 2020.