Genus: Nasturtium W. T. Aiton

Family: Brassicaceae
Common names: watercress
Genus number: 15491
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 11 (2 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons., Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.10 & App. III) over the earlier homonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 53) Nasturtium Mill., nom. rej.\; also conserved against Cardaminum Moench, nom. rej.\; all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Al-Shehbaz, I. A. 1991. Rorippia beckii (Bradssicaceae), a new species from Bolivia. (Novon) 1:9.
  • Al-Shehbaz, I. A. 1988. The genera of Arabideae (Cruciferae; Brassicaceae) in the southeastern United States. J. Arnold Arbor. 69:65-71.
  • Al-Shehbaz, I. A. 2012. A generic and tribal synopsis of the Brassicaceae (Cruciferae). (Taxon) 61:938.
  • Al-Shehbaz, I. A. & R. A. Price 1998. Delimitation of the genus Nasturtium (Brassicaceae). (Novon) 8:124-126.
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Gabon.. (F Gabon)
  • Correa, M. N. Flora patagonica.. (F Patag)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code). 2000. (ICBN St Louis) Art. 14.5, Ex. 4
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Nasturtium
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 24 March 2019.