Genus: Cercis L.

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Cercidoideae
Subtribe: Cercidinae
Alternate family(ies): Caesalpiniaceae
Genus number: 2315
Last updated: 17-May-2011
Accession Count: 203 (145 active, 46 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Davis, C. C. et al. 2002. Phylogeny and biogeography of Cercis (Fabaceae): evidence from nuclear ribosomal ITS and chloroplast ndhF sequence data. Syst. Bot. 27:289-302. URL:
  2. International Society for Horticultural Science. International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). Note:
  3. Lewis, G. et al., eds. 2005. Legumes of the world 59.

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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Cercis
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 12 July 2020.